Box Office Report

‘Trolls’ Launches With $18 Million Internationally; GKIDS Expands ‘Miss Hokusai’ in U.S.

Trolls debuted in 11 markets this weekend, picking up number one debuts in nine of them, for a total of $18 million. Since launching last weekend in Denmark, Holland, and Israel, the latest Dreamworks Animation film has accrued $21.1 million.

The top region for the Mike Mitchell-directed film was the United Kingdom, which deliver $6.9m, followed by France ($4.17m) and Germany ($2.2m). In Denmark, the home of the Danish toy franchise upon which the film is based, Trolls held the top spot for a second week in a row.

Trolls has yet to open in 70 markets, including the United States, where it will bow on November 4.

In the U.S., GKIDS expanded its Oscar-contending anime Miss Hokusai into 84 theaters, the highest-theater count of any GKIDS release ever. The Keiichi Hara-directed film picked up $71,299 for a per-theater average of $849. The modest average is respectable for a foreign import that has had little exposure in America, but also highlights the challenges of selling unconventional not-for-all-ages animated features to a nationwide audience.