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China Box Office for Trolls (2016)

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Theatrical Performance (US$)
China Box Office $7,860,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $344,780,046Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $32,430,806 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $41,727,391 Details
Total North America Video Sales $74,158,197
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Polar opposites, Poppy and Branch, must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$125,000,000
China Releases: October 28th, 2016 (Wide)
Video Release: January 24th, 2017 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2439 (Cert #50621), 8/24/2016)
Running Time: 93 minutes
Keywords: Food, Rescue, Escape, Makeover
Source:Based on Toy
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Animation, PDI, DreamWorks Pictures
Production Countries: United States


Anna Kendrick    Poppy
Justin Timberlake    Branch
Gwen Stefani    DJ Suki
James Corden    Biggie
Russell Brand    Creek
Zooey Deschanel    Bridget
Christopher Mintz-Plasse    King Gristle
Christine Baranski    Chef
John Cleese    King Gristle Sr.
Jeffrey Tambor    King Peppy
Ron Funches    Cooper
Aino Jawo    Satin
Caroline Hjelt    Chenille
Kunal Nayyar    Guy Diamond
Quvenzhané Wallis    Harper
Walt Dohrn    Smidge, Fuzzbert, Cloud Guy, Mr. Dinkles, Tunnel Troll, Wedgie Bergen #2
Rhys Darby    Bibbly
Ricky Dillon    Aspen Heitz
Meg DeAngelis    Moxie Dewdrop
Glozell Green    Grandma Rosiepuff
Kandee Johnson    Mandy Sparkledust
Grace Helbig    Cookie Sugarloaf
Curtis Stone    Bergen Guard - Todd
Mike Mitchell    Darius, Vinny the Phone, Capt. Starfunkle, Spider, Wedgie Bergen #1, Chad, Card
Iris Dohrn    Baby Poppy
Liam Henry    Young Branch
Nina Bakshi    Bini Troll, Nora Troll
Zoë Crawford    Mackenzie Troll
Riley Crawford    Sean Troll
Ollie Mitchell    Olley Troll
Emmett Mitchell    Anxious Troll Child, Keith
Phoebe Dohrn    Bergen Girl

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Mike Mitchell
Co-Director    Walt Dohrn
Producer    Gina Shay
Screenwriter    Glenn Berger
Screenwriter    Jonathan Aibel
Story by    Erica Rivinoja
Executive Producer    Dannie Festa
Co-Producer    Holly Edwards
Co-Producer    Jonathan Aibel
Co-Producer    Glenn Berger
Characters Based on the Good Luck Trolls created by    Thomas Dam
Executive Music Producer    Justin Timberlake
Composer    Christophe Beck
Editor    Nick Fletcher
Head of Story    Joel Crawford
Production Designer    Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin
Visual Effects Supervisor    Philippe Denis
Head of Character Animation    David Burgess
Head of Layout    Yong Duk Jhun
Art Director    Timothy Lamb
Digital Supervisor    Yancy Lindquist
Digital Supervisor    Mark Fattibene
Production Manager    Kelly Cooney
Production Manager    Jon Eric Schmidt
Production Manager    Virendra Chauhan
Animation Supervisor    Prashanth Cavale
Animation Supervisor    Mark Donald
Animation Supervisor    Antony Gray
Animation Supervisor    John Hill
Animation Supervisor    Jason Reisig
Animation Supervisor    Benjamin Willis
Supervising Technical Director    T.J. Jackson
Modeling Supervisor    Charles Castrillo Ellison
Modeling Supervisor    Josh West
Character Effects Supervisor    Damon Riesberg
Supervising Sound Editor    Ethan Van der Ryn
Supervising Sound Editor    Erik Aadahl
Sound Designer    Ethan Van der Ryn
Sound Designer    Erik Aadahl
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Kline
Re-recording Mixer    Myron Nettinga
Music Supervisor    Julia Michels
Music Supervisor    Julianne Jordan
Casting Director    Leslee Feldman
Casting Director    Christi Soper
Production Supervisor    Killian Gray
Story Artist    Sean Charmatz
Story Artist    Danny Langston
Story Artist    Clio Chiang
Story Artist    Januel Mercado
Story Artist    Bo Coburn
Story Artist    Claire Morrissey
Story Artist    Tim Heitz
Story Artist    Nelson Yokota
First Associate Editor    Rich B. Dietl
Associate Editor    Christine Lojko Haslett
First Assistant Editor    Nolan Southerland
Assistant Editor    Stephen Meek
Assistant Editor    W. Stuart Jones
Production Supervisor-Art Department    Ian Jude McIntosh
Character Designer    Craig Kellman
Character Designer    Timothy Lamb

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February 7th, 2017


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January 23rd, 2017

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November 30th, 2016

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International Box Office: Fantastic has a Beast of an Opening with $143.3 million

November 24th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened in first place on the international chart with $143.3 million in 63 markets. The film had the biggest opening of the Harry Potter franchise in 16 of those 63 markets, but ironically not in the U.K., where it had its biggest opening. The film debuted in first place there with $18.90 million in 666 theaters. This is the third best in the franchise behind the two Deathly Hallows films. Some of the markets where Fantastic Beasts set the franchise record include South Korea, where it made $10.64 million on 1,431 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $14.15 million. It did the same in Russia with $10.29 million on 1,173 screens and in Brazil with $6.4 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Moana Takes on Beast Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23rd, 2016


Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most lucrative weekends of the year and this time around we could have a relatively close battle between a new release, Moana, and last week’s number one film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. At least that’s what analysts thought, before we saw the preview numbers. None of the rest of the new wide releases are expected to do much. Allied could become a midlevel hit, but I would be surprised if its budget was only midlevel. Bad Santa 2 is on its way to becoming another comedy sequel that bombs. If Rules Don’t Apply’s previews are any indication, it will become one of the worst box office performers of the year. This weekend last year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 beat The Good Dinosaur rather easily. However, Fantastic Beasts started slower than Moana, so I think we will have a new winner this week. More...

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November 22nd, 2016

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As expected, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the box office earning nearly as much as the rest of the films combined. However, it was unexpectedly weak earning just $74.40 million. In fact, every film we talked about on Thursday’s predictions underperformed and the overall box office was down to $158 million. Granted, “down” in this case is only off by 0.1%, but considering we were expecting significant growth, even a little drop is distressing. Worse still, the box office is off by 8.9% from this weekend last year. Again, we were expecting growth in the year-over-year comparison, so a drop this big really hurts. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.49 billion, which is 5.9% or $540 million better than last year’s pace. That said, I wouldn’t panic, as Moana should help the box office bounce back this weekend. More...

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November 17th, 2016

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At the beginning of the month, we thought there would be four wide releases / expansions this week. However, it turns out there will be just one, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The lack of wide releases should help it at the box office and there is a small chance it could top $100 million over the next three days. While there are no other wide releases, there are a few films opening or expanding semi-wide. Of these, The Edge of Seventeen is the only one with a realistic shot at the top five. It is earning the best reviews of the week and did earn a lot of film festival buzz, so that should help. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk had an amazing opening in limited release last weekend, but it will likely struggle as it expands into just over 1,000 theaters this weekend. Finally there’s Bleed for This, which is expected to barely make the top ten. This weekend last year, the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise opened with just over $100 million. There’s a slim chance Fantastic Beasts will do the same. Even if it doesn’t, the depth this year is much better than last year and that should help 2016 win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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November 16th, 2016

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November 10th, 2016


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November 9th, 2016

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November 7th, 2016

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November 6th, 2016

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Contest: Arrive on Time

November 4th, 2016


There are three widish releases next week, but none of them are opening at a saturation level theater count. In fact, none of them are coming close. Arrival will very likely be the biggest of the three new releases, but it will fall behind Doctor Strange’s sophomore stint. Its estimated theater count is so small it might even open below Trolls. Almost Christmas is looking to become a solid midlevel hit, while Shut In is just praying for a spot in the top five. Because Arrival is expected to do the best, it is the target film in this week’s Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Arrival.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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November 3rd, 2016

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Doctor Strange is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and arguably the strangest one. It is widely expected to dominate the box office this weekend. Trolls is expected to open way back in second place, but still have a strong showing. The final wide release of the week is Hacksaw Ridge, which appears to be getting lost in the crowd. This weekend last year. Spectre and The Peanuts Movie had a one-two punch that earned a combined $115 million. I think Doctor Strange / Trolls will top that figure giving 2016 the win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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November 3rd, 2016

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Doctor Strange started its international run in first place with $86.0 million in 33 markets. This is 49% better than Ant-Man’s debuts in these markets. If the film does as well here, it would earn $85 million this coming weekend. The film’s biggest international market was South Korea, where it debuted with $12.95 million on 1,500 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $18.05 million. It dominated the weekend box office there. It earned an easy first place in the U.K. with $11.29 million in 602 theaters. The film also opened in first place in France ($5.7 million); Australia ($4.90 million); Germany ($4.8 million); and Mexico ($4.67 million). If the film does as well during the rest of its international run, it will earn just over $500 million internationally. However, since its reviews are better than Ant-Man’s reviews were, it could have even better legs. We will know more this time next week. More...

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

International Box Office: Jack Reaches for the Top earning $31.5 million

October 27th, 2016

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back opened in first place internationally with $31.5 million in 31 markets. Its biggest market was China, where it earned $5.56 million, including previews. The film’s second biggest market was in the U.K. where it earned $3.28 million in 519 theaters. This is lower than it opened here, given the relative size of the two markets, and much lower than the $5.75 million the first film opened with. Granted, that film opened in the U.K. right around Christmas, but overall Never Go Back is underperforming. This is really bad news for Paramount Pictures, as they’ve had a bad year with a number of high-profile, high-cost movies failing to break even and really can’t afford another misstep. More...

Trolls Trailer

August 3rd, 2016

Animated adventure from DreamWorks Animation, with the voices of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake opens November 4 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/10/28 4 $4,820,000   30,644 $157   $4,820,000 1
2016/11/04 7 $1,340,000 -72% 8,204 $163   $6,860,000 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 10/27/2016 $0 0 0 0 $1,400,000 11/14/2016
Australia 12/2/2016 $1,879,063 507 507 2916 $12,082,702 3/6/2017
Brazil 10/28/2016 $1,800,000 0 0 0 $1,800,000 11/7/2016
Bulgaria 10/28/2016 $106,482 0 0 0 $532,522 2/3/2017
China 10/28/2016 $4,820,000 30644 30644 38848 $7,860,000 11/26/2016
Czech Republic 10/28/2016 $24,638 29 123 690 $1,004,194 2/24/2017
Denmark 10/13/2016 $0 0 0 0 $2,200,000 10/24/2016
France 10/21/2016 $4,200,000 0 0 0 $18,300,000 12/12/2016
Germany 10/21/2016 $2,200,000 0 0 0 $8,500,000 12/9/2016
Italy 10/28/2016 $684,845 0 0 0 $4,576,450 12/14/2016
Lithuania 10/21/2016 $91,617 202 202 960 $462,783 12/14/2017
Mexico 11/4/2016 $2,681,022 0 0 0 $7,292,000 12/6/2016
Netherlands 10/12/2016 $325,199 131 132 1175 $3,856,556 1/12/2017
New Zealand 12/2/2016 $234,308 124 124 795 $1,620,755 3/20/2017
North America 11/4/2016 $46,581,142 4060 4066 25885 $153,707,064
Portugal 10/28/2016 $194,885 85 85 551 $1,403,171 1/31/2018
Russia (CIS) 10/28/2016 $3,976,254 1216 1216 5147 $12,700,000 12/12/2016
Slovakia 10/28/2016 $18,096 23 73 442 $580,239 2/24/2017
Slovenia 11/4/2016 $76,162 39 39 173 $268,360 2/6/2017
South Korea 2/8/2017 $0 0 622 1900 $4,394,167 4/19/2017
Spain 10/28/2016 $1,479,846 497 567 3802 $10,309,752 5/5/2017
Thailand 11/25/2016 $228,000 0 0 0 $228,000 11/28/2016
Turkey 11/4/2016 $230,482 206 226 989 $1,083,420 3/23/2017
United Kingdom 10/21/2016 $6,643,319 608 611 6211 $30,289,849 2/15/2017
Rest of World $58,328,062
Worldwide Total$344,780,046 1/31/2018

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