Ahead of its American debut, DreamWorks Animation’s Home, which will be the studio’s sole theatrical release in 2015, launched in nine territories with a solid $19.2 million.
Home’s strongest market was the Cinderella-less United Kingdom where it opened in first place with $9.3 million. While that figure lags behind the UK wide-release of DreamWorks’s How to Train Your Dragon 2, which netted $13.3M in a weekend, it’s significantly better than Penguins of Madagascar, which had a soft $2.5M bow in the market last December.
Home also debuted in the top spot in Russia ($4.2M) and Spain ($2.4M), and in second place in Australia ($2.3M). The Tim Johnson-directed Home expands into over 50 territories this week including North America.