Laika’s Sasquatch adventure Missing Link opened in theaters on April 12 to disappointing box office results, but despite its underwhelming debut the movie has surprisingly remained steady on weekend two.
On opening weekend, the Chris Butler-directed Missing Link played in 3,413 theaters across the U.S., grossing just $5.9 million, far below the $8-12 million mark that analysts had projected. Given those dismal numbers, it seemed unlikely things could get better for the stop-motion/cg hybrid feature.
Nevertheless, on its second weekend, distributor United Artists Releasing actually added theaters for Missing Link rather than losing screens. The movie gained 24 screens, pushing its total to 3,437 screens. The film also made more money on its second Friday in theaters ($1.79 million) than on its opening day ($1.61 million), a boost likely due to the Good Friday holiday.