The film releases today on digital platforms in North America.
Warner Bros. is trumpeting the launch as “evidence that people are willing to go back to the movies when there is something they want to see.”
The films will open theatrically in the country at the same time as their streaming releases overseas, raising the possibility of piracy.
The titan of Chinese subculture continues its shift toward mainstream animation production.
The streamer is fast becoming a prime destination for fans of Chinese animation.
Meanwhile, Studio Ghibli’s “Earwig and the Witch” took $132,768 in five days in North America, and “The Croods: A New Age” remains one of the top releases in the U.S.
This weekend, animated films topped the box office in many major territories with a functioning theatrical sector.
Say hello to a new-look, melancholic Monkey King.
The series is part of a Nickelodeon initiative to back the creation of Chinese content.
The film will be localized and renamed “Kung Fu Gools” for the Chinese market.
Pixar’s latest almost tripled its debut in its second weekend, grossing $13.7 million.
In other news: Pixar’s “Soul” has opened in China to a modest $5.5 million.
Five years in the making, the ecological fantasy feature topped the Chinese box office last year.
The caveman sequel has now grossed $20.3 million in North America and $36.6 million in China.
Dreamworks’ sequel took an estimated $9.7 million over the Friday-Sunday period, which would mark the strongest opening since Pixar’s “Onward.”
The projects include a retelling of the legend that inspired last year’s break-out hit “Ne Zha.”
These upcoming animated features are from Asia, South America, and Europe.
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