It still fell far short of the “Demon Slayer” opening last fall.
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Warner Bros. is trumpeting the launch as “evidence that people are willing to go back to the movies when there is something they want to see.”
Meanwhile, Studio Ghibli’s “Earwig and the Witch” took $132,768 in five days in North America, and “The Croods: A New Age” remains one of the top releases in the U.S.
This weekend, animated films topped the box office in many major territories with a functioning theatrical sector.
The chart, compiled by animator and educator Marco Sensei, gives invaluable data on one of the world’s biggest animation producers.
Animated features outnumbered live action in Japan’s box-office top ten this weekend.
Pixar’s latest almost tripled its debut in its second weekend, grossing $13.7 million.
In other news: Pixar’s “Soul” has opened in China to a modest $5.5 million.
The film could overtake “Spirited Away” and top the all-time ranking within the next couple weeks.
The caveman sequel has now grossed $20.3 million in North America and $36.6 million in China.
Dreamworks’ sequel took an estimated $9.7 million over the Friday-Sunday period, which would mark the strongest opening since Pixar’s “Onward.”
The film is on its way to becoming the highest-grossing release in Japanese theatrical history.
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“Demon Slayer” has grossed more than $100 million in ten days. “Over the Moon” managed only $582,000 in its first weekend.
The manga spin-off took $44 million in its first three days in Japan, more than doubling the previous record.
More people saw “Jiang Ziya” in its first day than have seen Disney’s “Mulan” during its entire release in China.
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Pixar’s latest topped the rankings with all of $27,000.