Just three distributors/producers are responsible for nearly half of the contenders.
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The strong performance of these films comes amidst a historic dry spell of major animated releases in theaters.
Meanwhile, ‘Minions’ has topped the global box office yet again.
‘The Rise of Gru’ finally got its Chinese release, but was overshadowed by local animated feature ‘New Gods: Yang Jian.’
Abbate’s departure comes as Warner Bros. Discover CEO David Zaslav reorganizes the company’s film divisions.
‘One Piece Film: Red,’ coming to North American cinemas this fall, posted the second-best two-day opening in Japanese history.
The film’s long-term prospects are bright, with little competition in the kids and family space over the next five weeks.
Critics are praising the film’s all-ages sense of humor and its ability to appeal to both fans and newcomers to the DC Comics universe.
The film marks the directorial debut of Jared Stern, creator of the animated series “Green Eggs and Ham.”