Though it broke the box office record of the highest-grossing Halloween weekend gross of all time (previously held by Saw III (2006)), its debut was the worst for a Dreamworks Animation film since Flushed Away (2006). However, its second weekend gross gave it the record for the smallest non-holiday second weekend drop for a film in a saturated release of 2500 theaters or more.
One of the women of San Ricardo describes Puss's boots as being made of soft, Corinthian leather. This is a reference to the Chrysler Cordoba commercial of 1975 wherein Ricardo Montalban described the seats as being made of "soft, Corinthian leather". Montalban costarred with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003).