FRANKENWEENIE

Frankenweenie

Budget: $39 million Financed by: Disney
Domestic Gross: $35,291,068 Domestic Distributor: Disney
Overseas Gross: $46,200,000
Directed by: Tim Burton
Starring:
Winona Ryder
Produced by: Don Hahn

Frankenweenie box officeDisney footed the bill for the $39 million stop-motion animated Frankenweenie and heavily marketed the pic in the US, including incorporating the movie into Halloween events in their theme parks.  Frankenweenie was also given an IMAX treatment, which accounted for 11% of its weak $11,412,213 US opening — placing #5 for the weekend led by Taken 2  and Frankenweenie was hurt from the animated film Hotel Transylvania which was released the weekend before.  The film dipped a modest 38.2% in its second weekend to $7,054,334 and continued with modest weekly declines, but ended its run with a disappointing $35,291,068.  In a Disney fourth quarter revenue filing it was noted that theatrical income growth from the performance of The Avengers, was partially offset by the large marketing costs for Frankenweenie.  Disney released Frankenweenie overseas to a soft $46.2 million, pulling in weak numbers in most markets and an ok $7.2 million from France and Japan, which were the strongest markets.