In a needed victory for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation Diversity, the music-infused family film topped Friday’s chart with $15.6 million from 3,708 theaters for a projected $55.5 million weekend — the best showing for an original DWA title in recent years and vastly exceeding expectations.
Home’s voice cast includes Rihanna in her first turn in an animated film, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin.
I’m crying. This is great news. You have no idea how good this is for Dreamworks right now. Hopefully Home continues to get more money. The movie is pretty childish, but in it’s defense it was made for children.
And it has wonderful messages too. One of the quotes describes the main character as having “beautiful brown skin”; do you know how important it is for little black girls to hear those words? To hear that their skin is beautiful?
Everyone, please go support Home. It supports Dreamworks, who is falling into bankruptcy, and supports the first ever 3D Animation film to have a POC as the main character. Imagine the kinds of films that will emerge if other studios see this film doing extremely well!
The first vampire movie is supposedly Secrets of House No. 5 in 1912. F.W. Murnau’s more famous silent black-and-white Nosferatu came soon after, in 1922, and is often mistakenly believed to be the first vampire movie. Unfortunately, no copies of Secrets of House No.5 have survived.