LAIKA and Focus Features will continue their partnership on LAIKA’s next three projects.
As with the three movies that the companies have partnered on previously — Coraline, ParaNorman and the current release The Boxtrolls — Focus will distribute the next three movies domestically, and Universal Pictures International will release them overseas.
Focus opened The Boxtrolls nationwide last weekend to a $17.3 million gross, marking the biggest debut yet for a LAIKA movie. The Boxtrolls has also been released in 16 international territories to date, including the United Kingdom, where it was No. 1 at the box office for two weeks in a row; and Australia, where after just over two weeks it has already grossed more than either Coraline or ParaNorman did during their entire runs.