Chinese CG studio Fantawild seems to have struck gold with their sixth theatrical outing, Boonie Bears: Blast into the Past. The film premiered during the first day of Chinese New Year (February 5) and has since earned more than 675 million CNY (roughly $100M USD). Boonie Bears: Blast into the Past is a CG animated […]
Disney/Pixar’s phenomenal superhero family sequel, The Incredibles, had an impressive showing at the box office weekend during its opening weekend, as it brings in $180 million at the box office. This marks a new box office record for openings of animated movies, beating out the record set by Finding Dory ($135 million) and is so […]
DreamWorks Animation’s Home just had a strong overseas debut as it managed to gross $19.2 million via a number of markets, a full week before its U.S. debut. The total cume includes the U.K., which managed to gross $9.3 million. Russia’s $4.2 million was also included, followed by Spain with $2.4 million and Australia with […]
Big Hero 6’s box office debut didn’t face much competition from other animated features, but that doesn’t mean it had an easy path ahead of it. A film that’s not animated, yet equally anticipated also debuted on the same schedule: Christopher Nolan’s science-fiction opus Interstellar.
Warner Bros. Animation’s latest CG-animated comedy film, The LEGO Movie, managed a very impressive opening weekend take at the box office, achieving over $69 million in ticket sales during the weekend. This puts The LEGO movie in the second spot for the highest opening weekend gross for February, second only to 2004’s The Passion of […]
It seems like Universal/Illumination doesn’t need to wait for the Minions spinoff movie before they start raking in the moolah, as the long 4th of July weekend proved to be a profitable time for Gru and the rest of his crew from Despicable Me 2, which went to the top of the box office and […]
It seems like Universal/Illumination is in a really comfortable spot these days. In spite of the fact that Despicable Me 2 has yet to open in the US, the CG animated comedy feature has already made $41.5 million from a mere seven international territories. The film is already at no.4 internationally, only a few million […]
The Marvel movies seem to be the best thing that ever happened to the comic book giant, as not only did 2012’s The Avengers snag the record for highest debut of all time ($207.4 million), the honor of being the 2nd highest debut of all time was also taken by another Marvel film, the recently […]
Over the week, Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 managed to break The Avengers’ record in Europe during its first week. The third installment in the Iron Man movie franchise managed to bring in over $195.2 million from 42 markets, beating 2012’s The Avengers, which had a $185.1 million opening week. In comparison, Iron Man 2 had […]
As expected, the latest anime movie for the Dragon Ball franchise, Battle of Gods, managed to become the top non-American film overseas during its opening weekend. According to Variety, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods opened across 328 screens in Japan, with 16 of them being IMAX theaters, and managed to earn a total of […]
After the seemingly bad spell that DreamWorks has undergone (including massive writeoffs, lost of investor confidence, and layoffs), they seem to have turned a corner and are now on their way to regaining a financial foothold, as their first animated feature of 2013, The Croods, proved to be a massive hit at the box office.
The animated feature Adventures in Zambesia has recently grossed an estimated $18 million worldwide, which makes it the top grossing South African film in the past 30 years. The Triggerfish Animation-produced film was recently sold to French distributor Metropolitan Films, which signed up for both Adventures in Zambesia and Triggerfish’s next animated project, Khumba. Among […]