‘Cinderella’ is (Briefly) the Highest Grossing Film of 2015
Disney’s Cinderella, having reached a magnificent $167 million domestically (surpassing Fifty Shades of Grey’s $165 million), became the highest grossing U.S. film of 2015 this weekend and is set to waltz past $400 million worldwide.
It’s not exactly happily ever after, however. The souped-up rides of Furious 7 are set to race past the Pumpkin Coach in the next couple days.
Furious 7’s estimated $143.6 million domestic opening this weekend is, in fact, the biggest opening of the year. Running a distant second, DreamWorks Animation’s Home dropped 47.4 percent in its second weekend, taking an estimated $27.4 million. That’s a better second-weekend hold than last year’s DreamWorks Animation titles—How to Train Your Dragon 2 (50%) and Penguins of Madagascar (57.1%)—but a steeper drop than the six DreamWorks films prior to those. Home’s ten-day total is $95.6 million.
Last weekend, Home also racked up $20.7 million internationally, boosting its overseas cume to $85.2 million, and its global total to $180.8 million.
Meanwhile, Paramount Animation’s The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is fast approaching $300 million worldwide. Its global gross is $296.8 million, with $160.8M of that generated domestically. The film has yet to open in overseas markets like Japan, India, and Thailand.