Even if it means killing everyone, American cinema operators were determined to make a few bucks this weekend.
Box Office Report
Limited releases and tiny marketing budgets aren’t stopping the passionate fanbases of anime franchises, who continue to turn out in big numbers for theatrical releases in the United States.
“Sonic the Hedgehog” continues to control the box office, while “Call of the Wild” delivered an underwhelming debut.
This hedgehog hogged the box office.
To help contain the coronavirus, Chinese distributors have canceled releases during the highly profitable new year holiday.
In a mere six days, the film has become the all-time top grosser for its distributor GKIDS.
It’s one of Blue Sky’s worst openings ever.
The film plummeted 74% in its second weekend, playing to mostly empty theaters.
Only two movies have ever opened more poorly in 2,000+ theaters: “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” and “Delgo.”
Disney’s sequel is a huge hit — but the studio is presenting it as an even bigger success than it is.
CNN, “L.A. Times,” and CNBC are just a few of the outlets that are not acknowledging “The Lion King” as the highest-grossing animated film of all time.
No film in the history of cinema has ever done worse on 2,800+ screens.
Made at a modest cost of $40 million, “The Addams Family” is a winner for MGM/United Artists Releasing.
Chinese moviegoers had plenty of animation options — and they avoided nearly all of them.
The good news: It’s the best U.S. debut for an original animated film this year. The bad news: It’s one of Dreamworks Animation’s worst openings ever.
Animated films held three of the top five spots at this weekend’s Chinese box office.
The ecological fantasy adventure is the second animated feature to triumph in China this summer, following “Ne Zha.”
In its U.S. debut, the Chinese animated film grossed more per theater than any film playing on five or more screens.
The sequel earned 72% less in its opening weekend than the original “Angry Birds” movie.