"Migration" achieves a significant box office milestone despite its slow start, hitting $150 million worldwide in its third weekend.

Featuring Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, and others, the Illumination animated film centers on a duck family stranded in NYC.

 Premiering with $12.5 million, it marked Illumination's lowest opening gross but now reaches a pivotal financial milestone.

 The film's $72 million budget suggests profitability post-$150 million, potentially paving the way for profits ahead.

While not matching "Super Mario Bros. Movie's" massive success, "Migration" might secure a sequel given its turnaround.

 Illumination's commercial prowess primarily stems from animated franchises like Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing.

 Despite a potential sequel for "Super Mario Bros. Movie 2," expansion into a broader Mario franchise is likely.

"Migration" might inspire sequels based on its theatrical gross; Illumination's history hints at investing in evolving franchises' long-term potential.