Cartoons at the box office: “The Book of Life” opens with $17 million, third place

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Last updated on December 10th, 2021

This weekend’s top film was the Brad Pitt World War II drama “Fury,” earning $23.5 million at the box office.

Elsewhere, the new CGI animated film “The Book of Life” opened in third place (behind “Gone Girl”), earning $17 million. The film, about the “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) Mexican holiday with a Latino voice and production staff, has also earned $8.4 million overseas. Its global total stands at $25.4 million to date, half of its $50 million production cost.

“Alexander and the Terrible…Day” has earned another $12 million this weekend (-34.4% from last weekend) for fourth place. The film’s earned $36.9 million domestically, $6.6 million overseas, and $43.5 million globally.

“The Maze Runner” came in tenth place, earning $4.5 million (-39.7%). Its totals stand at $90.8 million domestically, $160.7 million overseas, and $251.5 million globally. It’s still doing strong business overseas.

Meanwhile, “The Boxtrolls” finally dropped out of the top 10, with a domestic total of $46 million, overseas total of $36.1 million, and a global total of $82.1 million. “Guardians of the Galaxy”‘s worldwide total has now reached $732.6 million, surpassing the global total of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” It’s now the third top-grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe film globally (unadjusted for inflation), behind “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3.”

Next weekend sees opening in wide release horror film “Ouija” and Keanu Reeves-starring R-rated action film “John Wick.” There’s also another faith-based film getting a limited release, “23 Blast.”

Anthony Dean

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