Weekend Box Office: ‘Paddington 2′ Earns 325K In Thursday Previews

Paddington 2, kicked off its opening weekend by earning $325,000 in Thursday previews. The family film from Warner Bros. — which bought North American distribution rights from the beleaguered Weinstein Co. and producer StudioCanal — again centers on the plucky Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) as he and the Brown family team to unmask the thief.
The animated/live-action sequel, based on Michael Bond’s children’s books series that launched in 1958, also stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson. Paul King again directs the movie, which is expected to gross close to $20 million in its U.S. debut. Already out in the U.K., it has already collected $125.2 million abroad to date.
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