While The Last Wish will surely pass the first Puss in Boots film this week domestically, its current global haul of $334.1 million seems unlikely to ever catch up to the previous film’s $555 million take, even with releases in major markets like the U.K. and Japan forthcoming. Globally, PiB fell out of the top five over the weekend despite grossing an impressive $30 million in its sixth week.
Chinese franchise feature Boonie Bears: Guardian Code, the ninth film from the IP, grossed $43.7 million in its second weekend and has now grossed $136.4 million over its first eight days. Despite only being available in China, it finished fifth at the global box office over the weekend.
The impressive-looking Deep Sea similarly landed in the top 10 worldwide despite only being available in China. It managed to pull in $21.5 million over the three-day frame and has now grossed $66.6 million over its first eight days.
Deep Sea may have received more praise for its ambitious and appealing aesthetic than the latest Boonie Bears flick, but that hasn’t proved enough to overcome the power of a popular IP at Chinese theaters. Deep Sea has, however, caught the eye of the festival scene, and will make its international debut at next month’s Berlinale in the Generation Kplus section.