Monday, February 09, 2009

Coraline Gets $17 Million

On its opening weekend, Coraline pulls in just under $17 million. I guess that isn't too terribly bad for a film showing on 2,300 screens. However, if I were to make a $70 million animated film and only made that box office, I'd be disappointed.

I'm not sure what this means for Laika's future.


Anonymous said...

Coraline is a decent film. I enjoyed it quite a bit. The 3D works really well and is not used in a gimicky way.

Having said that, I must say that the film went way over budget and way over schedule making it more difficult for it to break even or make a profit.
Henry Selick is an insecure, sadistic, psycho, and he made several bad decisions that resulted in budget and schedule overuns.
Laika's Phil and Travis Knight should get rid of Selick before he runs yet another company into the ground.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed Coraline a bit. Beautiful to look at. The stereo is mildy effective, but a horrible experience. The color is diluted and the contrast in the image is reduced about 40%. Horrible. I've seen the film both in stereo and normally. It's better without the glasses.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Coraline is totally gonna bomb. Yeah right.

Give me a break, man. You've been wrong so many times in the past you can't even call a movie's box office take legitimately anymore.

A 17 mil opening weekend. Followed by 18 the following week. And don't give me that 4 day weekend bullshit. A weekend is a weekend.

And a good 12 million estimate just announced this weekend. It's on its way to owning Corpse Bride, Nightmare, and Wallace and Gromit.

You know why? Good word of mouth. The lack of a frontload will mean good legs in the long run and it may even have a chance of hitting the 100 mark. And it hasn't even opened in any international markets yet and you better be damn sure it's gonna make a shitload in England and all over Europe and Japan (the book was huge all over the world).

What's your beef with Laika? They didn't offer you a job or what?

Staloren said...

Hey Phil, thanks for joining us! :)

Good to see you are just as fiery as the rest of the rabbid dogs at Laika.

Well, those that haven't been laid off anyway.