THE WILD

the wildVfx studio C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures created a C.O.R.E. Feature Animation division with The Wild as their first feature to kick start the division, which was budgeted at $80m.  Disney acquired most international rights and opened the film in the US where it tanked opening weekend with $9,684,809 coming behind Ice Age: The Meltdown in its third weekend.  The Wild had a very modest 14% second weekend decline to $8,332,068 but it fell 42.4% in its third weekend to $4,799,676 and closed its run with a weak $37,384,046.  The film posted soft numbers in most markets overseas, bringing in $64.9m, with a poor $7.9m from the UK as the highest gross.  The worldwide total was $102.3m, leaving $56.2m after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would leave part of Disney’s P&A spend in the red and little to no cash overages going back to C.O.R.E. Digital.  The Wild was the first and the last C.O.R.E. Feature Animation film and C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures closed down in 2010 from the rising Canadian currency turning away productions.