The Book of Life scored $10 million in its second weekend, which was good for 5th place at the U.S. box office. The film has earned $30.2 million in its first two weeks. (For comparison, the similarly mid-range feature The Boxtrolls earned $32.1 million after two weeks.) Internationally, Book of Life earned $7.8 million, boosting its foreign total to $18 million. Its global total is currently $48.2 million.
Meanwhile Disney’s Big Hero 6 launched with $5 million from its first two territories, Russia and Ukraine. Most of that amount—$4.8 million to be exact—came from Russia. It’s a promising international opening, especially considering that the film opened in Russia on a Saturday and didn’t screen the full weekend period.
Laika’s The Boxtrolls managed just $929,838 from U.S. theaters in its fifth weekend. The film has earned $47.6 million at the domestic box office, and its global gross stands at $89.1 million. Each Laika film has now earned less than its predecessors.
Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya expanded to 20 theaters in the U.S., earning $65,052 for a $3,253 per-theater average. Kaguya is peforming better in a 20-plus theater release than any prior GKIDS film except for From Up on Poppy Hill.