LAIKA’S CORALINE SCORES BIG AT THE BOX OFFICE, GROSSING NEARLY FIVE MILLION IN TWO DAYS
August 16, 2023
Due to the success of this perennial fan favorite, Fathom Events is adding more showings –August 28 and 29
DENVER (16 August 2023) – “Coraline,” the acclaimed 2009 stop-motion epic was a huge box office hit for Fathom Events, LAIKA, and Park Circus this past Monday and Tuesday, grossing a combined $4.91 million in U.S. gross box office.
In addition, the film was third in gross box office behind “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” on both Monday and Tuesday but was FIRSTin per screen average on both of those days ($3,000+ per screen).
“As of now, Coraline is Fathom’s biggest classic movie of all time and the second highest grossing title for 2023,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “This film carries such a large fan following year-after-year, and they certainly came out in force this year to see their favorite film.”
LAIKA Chief Marketing and Operations Officer David Burke added, “We’re thrilled to see throngs of LAIKA fans come out in record numbers for the third straight year to revel in this Coraline theatrical experience, this year in stunning 4K. Our partnership with Fathom has solidified LAIKA’s modern cinematic classic as a must-see annual summer tradition.”
“Coraline” boasts stunning stop-motion animation, handcrafted puppets, and meticulously-designed sets—freshly re-colored and remastered for 2023. Based on the novel by beloved author Neil Gaiman, “Coraline” is a wondrous, thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure. A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to save her family and get back home.
Written and directed by stop-motion auteur Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wendell & Wild), “Coraline” stars Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, and British comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, with animation by the award-winning studio, LAIKA (Kubo and the Two Strings, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Missing Link).
Audiences attending the Fathom Event will be treated to new behind-the-scenes footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA's creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film, “Coraline”.
Tickets for CORALINE are on sale NOW and can be purchased at www.fathomevents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (participating theaters are subject to change).