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Dreamworks’ Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is about to pass the $300 million milestone at the global box office.

Universal Pictures-distributed The Last Wish grossed an estimated $11.5 million domestically and $17.8 million abroad from January 20-22. PiB’s $29.3 million weekend brings its total global haul to $297.5 million from 79 territories, with the U.K. preparing to launch the film on February 3.

Internationally, PiB saw a drop of just 19% in its fifth week, and its current offshore performance is well ahead of Universal’s 2021 holiday release Sing 2 at the same point in their theatrical runs. The Last Wish even outsold Avatar: The Way of Water in several markets, earning a higher box office gross in Mexico and selling more admissions in Brazil.

The Last Wish’s $11.5 million domestic take was enough to leapfrog fellow Universal feature M3GAN back into second place at the North American box office, behind James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water – distributed by 20th Century Studios. The Avatar Sequel had another strong weekend at home and abroad and became just the sixth film ever to cross the $2 billion mark globally. Domestically, it will pass $600 million in the coming days.

Crunchyroll released its latest anime feature in U.S. theaters over the weekend, and although there wasn’t a lot of noise made ahead of time, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond finished eighth at the North American box office making $1.5 million from 1,473 theaters. That’s good for the 17th-highest opening weekend for an anime feature in North American box office history, and its total after the first three days alone would already make it the 27th-highest-grossing anime title in the territory.

Released on January 22, Fantawild’s Chinese animated feature Boonie Bears: Guardian Code had a high enough domestic gross to take the seventh spot at the worldwide box office, pulling in $19.2 million over its debut weekend. Guardian Code is the ninth film in the Boonie Bears franchise, which started as a series on several Chinese networks back in 2012 and has since become one of the country’s most successful animated franchises, with more than 675 episodes produced across 11 seasons.

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