The Warner Bros. sequel opened with $31.6 million domestically against a budget of $150 million.
The Dreamworks sequel took a projected $17.3M in three days, far behind the original’s $50M in 2017.
Illumination’s cast of singing animals is back for “Sing 2,” whose first trailer runs the gamut from Drake lyrics to a rousing chorus of U2.
The most striking thing about Dreamworks’s latest is that it’s coming out exclusively in theaters.
In an unprecedented move, Universal will make the film available (at no extra cost) to Peacock Premium subscribers.
Dreamworks, Illumination, Mr. Magoo, Woody Woodpecker, He-Man, Felix the Cat: the telecom titan owns one of the deepest libraries of animation characters, past and present.
The film is now set for a full two years after its initial release date.
The film could overtake “Spirited Away” and top the all-time ranking within the next couple weeks.
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.”
By the midway point, “A New Age” is shaping up as an enjoyable social satire. But the current logic of Hollywood animation writing dictates that this is not enough.
Get ready for a new pseudo-baby, an evil tyrant, a dash of time travel, and ninjas.
Welcome to the year of five Disney features, Ghibli’s comeback, and many, many sequels.
“I don’t see [France’s] cinema theatre as any riskier than school,” says Xavier Albert, Universal Pictures France’s managing director.
If March was defined by the shock of the coronavirus’s global spread, April is when we started to really see its repercussions for animation, and glimpse how the industry may change for good.
“Trolls World Tour” did well on video-on-demand. Universal wants to repeat the formula. Theaters are furious.
Warner Bros. gave up on a previous partnership with the toy company after their movies yielded diminishing returns.
The coronavirus has pushed other releases back — and may still do the same with these two.
The days of exclusive theatrical windows will eventually come to an end. Coronavirus is simply speeding up the process.
Amidst a nationwide lockdown in France, production has halted on “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”
“Trolls World Tour” will be the guinea pig in a major experiment for Hollywood film studios.
Minion fever is back!
Universal hired a director who doesn’t know anything about animation to direct a film with lots of animated characters. What could go wrong?
Universal’s delayed hybrid feature will be released on January 17, 2020.
Add “The Addams Family” to a long year of animated Hollywood clunkers.
Dreamworks Animation has announced two new features slated for release in 2021.
The good news: It’s the best U.S. debut for an original animated film this year. The bad news: It’s one of Dreamworks Animation’s worst openings ever.
Universal is shifting around release dates for films from its Illumination and Dreamworks studios.
If “Toy Story” were an adult drama…
If you liked the first one, get ready for another one.