The sixth theatrical installment in Fantawild Animation’s Boonie Bears franchise has grossed 629 million yuan, around US$93.6 million USD, after two weeks of release in China. The producers had projected a gross of $100 million, and they are now confident that the production will exceed that amount.
The cg animated feature Boonie Bears: Blast Into the Past launched on 10,000 screens on February 5, the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday. The film is now guaranteed to surpass the previous franchise-best, Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink, released during the same holiday period in 2018, which brought in a total of US$96.5 million.
Once Blast Into the Past surpasses The Big Shrink, it will become the second-highest-grossing local animated film of all time in China, behind only 2015’s Monkey King: Hero is Back, an action-adventure movie that grossed US$153 million. Animated features have proven to be a lucrative business for tech and entertainment conglomerate Fantawild, which has earned over US$400 million in box office with its Boonie Bears theatricals.