Friday, May 4, 2018

Cartoon Reup (Or ... Addiction to Sequels)

Here's a non-surprise, given the box office numbers turned in:

Sony said late this afternoon that it has greenlighted Peter Rabbit 2, which will be hopping in on February 7, 2020, nearly two years to the date after the James Corden-led original bowed. ...

Peter Rabbit grossed $115M domestically. ... The live-action/animation hybrid scored an impressive 4.5x multiple off of its $25M bow. It took in an additional $210M overseas, reaching No. 1 in 22 territories.

When you earn $323,063,505 on a $50 million budget, the wheels start turning for the sequel before all the money is counted from the original.

The first prediction was shot and animated in and around Sydney, Australia, where the government provides subsidies for movie production. No doubt there will be a Peter Rabbit 3 and Peter Rabbit 4 if receipts hold up for the second installment.

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