Escape will be available for purchase on iTunes May 21. The US release comes with two “iTunes Extras”. For all the special features including storyboards and the director’s commentary, you’ll need to pick up the Blu-Ray on June 4.
Cal recently sat down to discuss directing Escape From Planet Earth with Marc and Matt on the Animation Fascination podcast. You can listen to the interview here!
We’re happy to report that Escape has become The Weinstein Company’s highest grossing animated film by breaking $52,000,000 at the domestic box office this weekend. You can read an article about it on Cartoon Brew.
In addition to this great domestic news, our international rollout continues! Escape opened in Israel and India this past weekend. We’ll report back on the international response soon.
On February 19, we spoke about Escape with Duncan McCue on CBC’s The National. Watch it below!
Aaron Zigman’s amazing score for Escape From Planet Earth was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, with a 100-piece orchestra and choir. Take a look at some behind the scenes video of the recording session below.
You can buy the score on iTunes at the link below:
Escape From Planet Earth had an INCREDIBLE opening weekend! Our total box office gross over the 4-day holiday was $21,101,976. On a budget of only $40 million, that ain’t half bad! To top it off, on February 18 (Presidents’ Day) we were #1 at the North American box office!
We went to see the movie on opening day, and it was great to watch it with an audience. We spent the entire weekend glued to our computers, waiting for the box office results and the audience response. We had a great audience response, and wound up with a B+ Cinemascore.
A huge thanks to everyone who came out and saw the movie!