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Boonie Bears: Blast into the Past Earns $100M at the Box Office

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 comedy adventure film about bear siblings Briar and Bramble, as well as their ...


The Incredibles Nets $180Mil During Opening Weekend

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 far the best debut for a PG movie ever. Should it continue its ...


DreamWorks’ Home Overseas Debut Earns $19M

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 $2.3 million. The strong opening is good news for DreamWorks ...


Big Hero 6 Beats Interstellar at the Box Office

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. ...


The LEGO Movie Makes $69M During Opening Weekend

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 the Christ. ...


Despicable Me 2 Dominates the Global Box Office

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 brought in a hefty $82.5 million locally and accrued a total of $142.1 million globally over the ...


Despicable Me 2 Breaks Overseas Box Office Records

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 behind Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University, which has already opened in ...

Iron Man 3 Becomes Second Highest Debut of All Time

Iron Man 3 Becomes Second Highest Debut of All Time

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 released Iron Man 3. Iron Man 3 proved its box office pull last weekend by managing to open to a ...

Iron Man 3 Beats Avengers' Opening Record

Iron Man 3 Beats Avengers’ Opening Record

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 a $100 million international opening in 2010. ...


Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Opens to a $7 Million Take

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 US $7 million. ...


The Croods Proves its Mettle at the Box Office

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. ...


Zambesia is South Africa’s Highest Grossing Film

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 the other final ...

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