The Peanuts Movie, which had the distinction of being the best-reviewed film Blue Sky Studios ever produced (judging by both the Rotten Tomatoes aggregate score; Metacritic puts in in second) also had the more dubious distinction of being Blue Sky’s lowest grossing film ever, bringing in $246 million worldwide. Now, however, it may be about to lose that latter mark; Blue Sky’s Ferdinand has brought in just $210 million so far, and while there’s still a little life left in that bull, it’s likely not enough to get it across the line.
This isn’t a good thing, in any discernible way. After all, any major animated feature film generally has a large body of talented folks trying to do their best. But it is a thing.