LAIKA’s “Coraline” Scores Big at the Box Office, Grossing Nearly Five Million in Two Days


Due to the success of this perennial fan favorite, Fathom Events is adding more showings – August 28 and 29

Denver, Colorado ( August 16, 2023 ) -

“Coraline,” the acclaimed 2009 stop-motion epic was a huge box office hit for Fathom Events, LAIKA, and Park Circus this past Monday and Tuesday, grossing a combined $4.91 million in U.S. gross box office.

In addition, the film was third in gross box office behind “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” on both Monday and Tuesday but was FIRST in per screen average on both of those days ($3,000+ per screen).

“As of now, Coraline is Fathom’s biggest classic movie of all time and the second highest grossing title for 2023,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “This film carries such a large fan following year-after-year, and they certainly came out in force this year to see their favorite film.”

LAIKA Chief Marketing and Operations Officer David Burke added, “We’re thrilled to see throngs of LAIKA fans come out in record numbers for the third straight year to revel in this Coraline theatrical experience, this year in stunning 4K. Our partnership with Fathom has solidified LAIKA’s modern cinematic classic as a must-see annual summer tradition.”

“Coraline” boasts stunning stop-motion animation, handcrafted puppets, and meticulously-designed sets—freshly re-colored and remastered for 2023. Based on the novel by beloved author Neil Gaiman, “Coraline” is a wondrous, thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure. A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to save her family and get back home.

Written and directed by stop-motion auteur Henry Selick (“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Wendell & Wild”), “Coraline” stars Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, and British comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, with animation by the award-winning studio, LAIKA (“Kubo and the Two Strings,” “ParaNorman,” “The Boxtrolls,” “Missing Link”).

Audiences attending the Fathom Event will be treated to new behind-the-scenes footage from the LAIKA Archives. Join key members of LAIKA’s creative filmmaking team for an up-close and personal return to the worlds of Coraline, explored through unique behind-the-scenes stories, key artifacts, puppets, and costumes from the groundbreaking, stop-motion animated film, “Coraline”.

Tickets for “Coraline” are on sale now and can be purchased at or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (participating theaters are subject to change).

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit

LAIKA was founded in 2005 in Oregon by President & CEO Travis Knight. The studio’s five films “Coraline” (2009), “ParaNorman” (2012), “The Boxtrolls” (2014), “Kubo and the Two Strings” (2016) and “Missing Link” (2019) have all been nominated for the Academy Award for Outstanding Animated Feature. “Kubo and the Two Strings” won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film and received an additional Oscar nomination for Visual Effects. “Missing Link” was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film. LAIKA was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar in 2016 for its innovation in 3D printing. LAIKA is currently in production on its next animated film “Wildwood.” The studio is developing “The Night Gardener,” an animated film from an original idea by Bill Dubuque, creator of the hit series Ozark as well as its first live action feature film based on the action thriller novel Seventeen by screenwriter John Brownlow.