Box Office Report: ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Holds On, ‘My Hero Academia’ Breaks Global Franchise Record
Few animated studio pics have received any kind of theatrical window in the U.S. this year. While the likes of No Time to Die or Marvel’s Eternals, which dominated this weekend’s domestic box office, draw cinemagoers back in droves, animation is lacking its own tentpole — at least until Disney’s Encanto comes out on November 24. Meanwhile, a clutch of animated holdovers are putting in decent showings.
Here are this weekend’s key numbers:
- Ron’s Gone Wrong, the debut feature from the U.K.’s Locksmith Animation, earned $3.6 million in its third weekend. It came in fifth, jumping up from eighth place last weekend.
- The film’s cume stands at $17.6M domestic and $46.5M worldwide. It was released by Disney, but future Locksmith titles will be distributed by Warner Bros.
- Locksmith is pitching itself as the U.K.’s only studio dedicated to high-end cg features. The studio’s founders have said that its budgets will land in the range of $75–$100 million.
- Halloween may be over, but that didn’t stop MGM’s The Addams Family 2 from adding another $1.44 million in its sixth weekend.
- The sequel has now earned $54.9M domestically and $94.7M worldwide. At home it is the year’s second-highest-grossing animated film, after The Boss Baby: Family Business ($57.3M).
- Funimation’s anime feature My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission grossed $1.66M in weekend two, dropping 76%.
- The film, the third in the franchise, has taken a solid $9.8M domestically. It is closing in on the $13.3M grossed by last year’s My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.
- Worldwide, World Heroes’ Mission has grossed $39.6M — a franchise record.