Fantawild’s Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink hit Canadian theatres through Cinémas Guzzo Les Films on March 1. The Big Shrink has brought in an impressive per screen average of over $6,000 USD.
The fifth feature in Fantawild’s signature brand “Boonie Bears”, Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink was the highest-grossing animated film in 2018 in China with a domestic box office over $96.5 million USD.
The successful international roll out of the film continues. It will next be released theatrically in the United States and in all of Latin America.
“We saw the huge potential of Boonie Bears in China and the international market, so we decided to bring it to Canada. It proved that we were right,” Vincenzo Guzzo, President at Cinémas Guzzo quipped, “This marks a great start and we will definitely bring more of the franchise to Canada.”
Fantawild and Cinémas Guzzo are already planning to release Boonie Bears: Blast into the Past, the sixth and latest “Boonie Bears” film, which has drawn in $106 million USD in box office this year.
Cinémas Guzzo, owned by the Guzzo family, is a regional chain of movie theaters located in Quebec, Canada. The chain currently owns 10 locations, 141 screens and 9 IMAX within the greater Montreal area.
Fantawild Animation, the producer of the “Boonie Bears” brand, is an influential animation studio from China. It has partnered with major international distributors like Netflix, Disney, Sony, Nickelodeon, and Discovery Kids.