The previous record holder was the first Sonic film.
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The Seong-Hu Park-directed film is also the highest-grossing U.S. theatrical animation release of 2022 to date.
Crunchyroll will release the movie in North American theaters on March 18.
In six days, “Boonie Bears” grossed seven times what “Encanto” managed in a month.
In other news: “Sing 2” is holding up well and “Encanto” has bombed in China.
It’s the first time since “Frozen 2” that an animated film has cracked $100M domestically.
The anime feature also had the second-biggest opening weekend in Japanese history, behind only “Demon Slayer.”
We’ll take our good box office news where we can get it.
If any animated film can crack $100 million at the domestic box office this year, it’s “Encanto.”
Meanwhile, “The Addams Family 2” has become the year’s second-highest-grossing animated film domestically.
“Paw Patrol” and “Luca” had very different weekends at the box office.
In other global news, “Belle” has topped the Japanese box office for the second weekend running.
The Warner Bros. sequel opened with $31.6 million domestically against a budget of $150 million.
The Dreamworks sequel took a projected $17.3M in three days, far behind the original’s $50M in 2017.
The film is now on pace to become the lowest-earning Dreamworks animated feature in the 26-year history of the studio.
“Spirit Untamed” was tamed by the U.S. box office.
The anime title has grossed an estimated $36.6M to the Disney film’s $43.4M.
“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” can now add one more accolade to its already record-shattering global box office run: the number one film in the United States.
The Asian import is generating far more enthusiasm than Disney’s Southeast Asian-flavored film.
It still fell far short of the “Demon Slayer” opening last fall.