‘Mario’ made history domestically and abroad over the weekend, as ‘Suzume’ and ‘Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman’ debuted in the U.S.
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Making matters worse for Disney was that Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ was also one of 2022’s biggest box office bombs.
Among a host of other achievements, it’s the third-biggest three-day opening ever for an animated feature in the U.S.
Audiences do not care what critics think of Illumination’s latest animated feature.
You may have not heard much about them in the U.S. but don’t overlook the successes of ‘Mummies’ (Spain), ‘Mavka. The Forest Song’ (Ukraine), and ‘Katak, the Brave Beluga’ (Canada).
The film’s impressive global box office run is sure to continue with markets in America and Europe debuting the film on April 13-14.
Makoto Shinkai’s latest has already grossed $182.4 million from seven territories. It will hit the U.S. on April 14.
Meanwhile, ‘Puss in Boots’ managed another $7.4 million globally as it moves closer to the $500M milestone.
Nine days after its release, ‘Cheburashka’ was already the highest-grossing Russian film ever. Now it’s more than doubled that total.
U.K. export ‘The Amazing Maurice’ failed to make much of an impact with its North American debut.
Two Chinese animated features, ‘Boonie Bears: Guardian Code’ and ‘Deep Sea,’ featured in this week’s top 10 global box office list.
Crunchyroll hosted another strong anime release while ‘Boonie Bears’ ninth feature was a hit in China.
Despite being available to rent now, “Puss in Boots” pulled in more money at the U.S. box office in its fourth weekend than the prior weekend.
The company pulled in nearly a quarter-billion dollars at the Japanese box office, surpassing its previous record set in 2009.
Universal’s other two winners in 2022 were “Minions: The Rise of Gru” and “The Bad Guys.”
And ‘Strange World’ inched closer to ‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ in total NA box office.
Both films are also being hurt by a down Chinese box office as ‘Strange World’ goes out with a whimper.
Despite the largest theatrical release in Japanese history, ‘Avatar’ sold fewer tickets than either film.
The Dreamworks feature only opened in 24 markets, with most major territories set to premiere the film around Christmas.
Disney’s latest feature was unable to recover at the box office in its sophomore frame.