‘Strange World’s opening weekend haul is the worst for a Disney animated feature since ‘The Emperor’s New Grove’ in 2000.
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A November release could hurt ‘Suzume’ long-term. Shinkai’s previous films opened in summer, historically a more favorable window.
‘Film Red’ is now the ninth-highest-grossing anime film of all time globally, passing ‘Princess Mononoke’s total of $170 million.
‘One Piece Film Red,’ the 11th highest-grossing film in Japanese box office history, has its sights set on the North American box office.
The strong performance of these films comes amidst a historic dry spell of major animated releases in theaters.
Meanwhile, ‘Minions’ has topped the global box office yet again.
‘The Rise of Gru’ finally got its Chinese release, but was overshadowed by local animated feature ‘New Gods: Yang Jian.’
Predictions have the film leading the weekend box office and pulling in as much as $16 million.
‘One Piece Film: Red,’ coming to North American cinemas this fall, posted the second-best two-day opening in Japanese history.
As theatrical runs wind down in many key territories, ‘The Rise of Gru’ will get a second wind with Chinese and Italian releases.
The film’s long-term prospects are bright, with little competition in the kids and family space over the next five weeks.
Jordan Peele’s Nope was the biggest film at the North America box office, but The Rise of Gru beat Thor
Paramount’s kung-fu comedy whiffed at the box office, while Minions: The Rise of Gru has now grossed more than $500 million worldwide.
The Minions movies are shifting older as teen fans are returning to the franchise they grew up with.
With a $128 million launch, Minions signals the return of big box office animated features.
The Minions have done what Pixar couldn’t: proven that audiences still want theatrical animation.
Lightyear’s box office performance went from bad to worse during its second weekend.
Lightyear was supposed to be the film that marked Pixar’s triumphant return to the bigscreen. But its weak box office tells a different story.
But don’t expect more 2d animation releases from Disney anytime soon.
The Bad Guys and Sonic topped the U.S. box office over the weekend, while Sing 2 crossed a major global milestone.