“The Boxtrolls” crossed the $100 million mark last weekend, becoming the biggest international hit in animation studio Laika’s history.
The film has picked up $51.6 million at the foreign box office, trumping the overseas totals of 2009’s “Coraline” ($49.3 million) and 2012’s “ParaNorman” ($51.1M).
“Laika aims to tell bold, distinctive, and enduring stories promoting connectivity through art and inspired by our shared humanity,” said Travis Knight, Laika’s president and CEO. “So it is deeply gratifying that ‘The Boxtrolls’ has resonated with audiences around the world.”
With a worldwide gross of $100.3 million, “The Boxtrolls” seems poised to pass “ParaNorman’s” $107.1 million global take, though it may fall short of “Coraline’s” $124.6 million final tally.
“The Boxtrolls” is a stop-motion animated film about an orphan raised by cavern-dwelling creatures. The voice cast features Elle Fanning, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Ben Kingsley as a villain eager to wipe out the boxtrolls.