Coraline 2009

Coraline is a 2009 animated stop-motion 3-D horror fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novella of the same name. It was produced by LAIKA and distributed by Focus Features. Directed by Henry Selick, it was released widely in theaters on February 6, 2009 after a world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival. It is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor.

Plot: Adapted from the Hugo Award-winning, internationally best-selling novel, Coraline is a spine-tingling tale about a curious girl who unlocks a mysterious door in her family’s new home and enters into an adventure in a parallel reality. On the surface, this “Other World” eerily mimics her own life though it is much more fantastical. In it, Coraline encounters different versions of her own life, including off-kilter neighbors and an Other Mother who attempts to keep her forever. Ultimately, Coraline must rely on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to get back home.

Box office performance
According to Paul Dergarabedian, a movie business analyst with Media by Numbers, for the film to succeed it needed a box office comparable to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, which grossed $16 million its opening weekend and ended up making more than $192 million worldwide; prior to the film’s release, Dergarabedian thought Laika “should be really pleased” if it made close to $10 million on its opening weekend. In its U.S. opening weekend, the movie made $16.85 million, ranking third at the box office. It made $15 million on its second weekend, bringing its U.S. total up to $35.6 million, $25.5 million of which coming from 3D presentations. In Mexico, the film ranked first during its opening weekend, grossing $1.30 million on 399 screens. As of March 13, 2009, the film has grossed $66,291,585 in the United States and Canada and $73,317,178 worldwide.

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