Following the release of Mario from Illumination on Wednesday, December 21, the sequel will now take over the slot, which has come back to its previous date.
With Sing 2 from Illumination, which made $162.6 million and played wide (north of 2,000 theaters) until early April, families brought back during the epidemic, and a strong base for a family movie.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a sequel to Puss in Boots, which sold $149.2 million domestically, generating $555 million in WW.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish begins its follow-up to Avatar 2 and Shazam from the 20th Century Studios on December 16 and is also starting on the same day as Sony's I Wanna Dance With Somebody on Christmas Day. Sony has Tom Hanks' A Man Called Otto
Rosy Cordero of Deadline is set to reprise the role of Kitty Softpaws reteaming with who plays the titular feline. Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows) is making his franchise debut in the role of Perro, Kitty, and Puss' canine associate.
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Both Joel Crawford and Januel Mercado will lead The Last Wish, and Mark Swift will lead the project. The three are from The Croods: A New Age creative team.
Chris Meledandri, the filmmaker and director of Illumination, has directed the production.