Once again, animation is dominating a revived box office. The country this time is Spain and the film is Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (in Spanish, Zapatos rojos y los siete trolls), which has topped the rankings for two weekends in a row.
The cg feature from South Korea took €105,291 (USD$118,867) across 214 screens on its Spanish premiere last weekend, according to Comscore. It added another €100,020 this weekend, taking its total gross in the country to €314,760 (USD$358,635). Disney-Pixar’s Onward ranked second this weekend with €48,884, having come third and first in the previous two weekends.
These numbers, while inevitably small, substantiate the theory that feel-good family features are in demand at the moment. Not everything about Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is feel-good, however. The film, which parodies the Snow White story, stars a full-figured princess who magically loses weight, and is presented thereafter as a typical beauty.