At the Box Office, “Puss in Boots: the Last Wish” Has Earned Over $247 Million Worldwide
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, from DreamWorks, is still doing well at the international box office. In its fourth weekend since its December 21 release, it made over $33.2 million in 78 different countries, bringing the global cumulative total to a respectable $247.4 million.
The animated movie placed third at the domestic box office this past weekend, trailing only the blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water and the current second-weekend horror smash M3GAN from Universal. The movie performed well at the American box office, earning $13.4 million in 3,687 theatres, only a 1% decrease from the previous weekend, bringing the domestic total to $106.3 million. The overseas markets experienced a higher week-to-week decline (29%), but they still generated a healthy $19.8 million, bringing the international total to $141 million.
Mexico experienced the biggest week-to-week gain, adding $2.3 million to its $13.1 million in the fourth weekend, a 15% rise. Following Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’s second-largest animated opening weekend of the decade last week, Brazil saw $3 million brought in by the movie in its second weekend. This past weekend, the total in the nation surpassed $6.9 million.
Following the highest opening weekend (in admissions) of the pandemic era last week and an additional $1 million in Weekend 2, the movie performed admirably in Poland, much like it did in Brazil. The total presently stands at $3.1 million. The movie profited immensely from the Australian school holidays as it earned $1.3 million this weekend and held strong, bringing its cume to $8.6 million with just a -15% decline from the previous weekend. The second weekend in Korea pulled in $1.2 million, totaling $4.1 million.
With $1.1 million added to its $4.7 million cume, China’s weekend 3 saw a +39% week-over-week increase. Although there were five new openings, Argentina maintained a strong grip in Weekend 2, only declining 16%. In the nation, it has now surpassed $3 million.
The movie earned an additional $1 million to bring its total earnings in France’s sixth weekend to $15.5 million. Last but not least, Spain had a stronghold in Weekend 3 (-6%), taking in $0.9 million to bring the movie’s total domestic box office receipts to $6.6 million.
Antonio Banderas’ Puss in Boots reaches the end of his nine lives in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. He embarks on an epic quest to find the final wish to restore his lost lives because he wants their lives back. Salma Hayek, who played Kitty Softpaws in the 2011 original Puss in Boots movie, is also a member of the film’s all-star cast.
Harvey Guillen plays Perro, Florence Pugh portrays Goldilocks, John Mulaney plays Jack Horner, Samson Kayo plays Baby Bear, Da’Vine Joy Randolph plays Mama Luna, Wagner Moura plays the Big Bad Wolf, Ray Winstone plays Papa Bear, and Anthony Mendez plays Mama Bear.
The movie has received a lot of positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. Nate Richard, a reviewer for Collider, gave the movie an A- and dubbed it “the hero that DreamWorks Animation has needed all along” and “one of DreamWorks’ best, and one that will strike a chord with moviegoers of all ages.”