Thoughtful Pixar animated feature, quirky Marvel mini-superhero continue to rake in healthy profits for Disney in international markets.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2015 – Sources report that the Disney organization continues to score box office bonanzas not only on this summer’s Pixar hit, “Inside Out,” but also on its latest offbeat Marvel franchise entry, “Ant-Man.” “Inside Out,” a rather esoteric and highly original animated feature focused on the psychological life of a young girl, has now exceeded $750 million in U.S. and international box office revenues, while “Ant-Man,” released somewhat later in the summer season, has now topped $400 million world-wide.
Numbers are all the more impressive when one considers that both films have been introduced to new markets in staggered releases and that neither film has yet opened in the massive Chinese market, where both are scheduled for October release dates.
“Ant-Man’s” launch in Japan made it No. 1 among Western films debuting there, scoring a $1.7 million opening there—a number that, surprisingly, outpaces the previous opening performances of two other Marvel hits, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and the second coming of “Thor.”
Both “Inside Out” and “Ant-Man,” different though they may be, do share one major characteristic that seems to be a make-or-break proposition for any summer film that wishes to do well: likeable characters involved in a compelling plot line. Simply blowing stuff up doesn’t seem to count for quite as much any more.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 Communities Digital News
This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities Digital News, LLC. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.
Correspondingly, Communities Digital News, LLC uses its best efforts to operate in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine under US Copyright Law and always tries to provide proper attribution. If you have reason to believe that any written material or image has been innocently infringed, please bring it to the immediate attention of CDN via the e-mail address or phone number listed on the Contact page so that it can be resolved expeditiously.