Disney has had a mixed record of sorts when it comes to the live-action adaptations of their animated works as some seem to just click better in the transition than others. While the pairing of Tim Burton with Dumbo certainly makes a lot of sense, one is hard-pressed to find a huge amount of enthusiasm for one of the earliest of Disney animated films in this form. The film had expectations of between $50 and $60 million for this past weekend but it landed at $45 million domestically while doing $71 million overseas in its worldwide rollout. The film did get an “A-” CinemaScore and it’s trending female and older which should give it some legs to bring it to a $150 million domestic total when all is said and done.
Us took the second place spot building on its strong word of mouth to bring in $33.6 million and a ten-day total of $128 million, further cementing Jordan Peele’s place in film these days. It added another $22 million from overseas showings which brings us to a worldwide total of $175 million or so.
Captain Marvel hit third this week with a $20.5 million take to bring it to $353 million domestic while its worldwide take is $990 million after adding $26 million to its overseas numbers. The next day or two worldwide numbers will move it over the $1 billion line easily.
With some Twitter controversy over the weekend with its account, Pure Flix’s Unplanned debuted with a $6.1 million take.
Next week sees the debut of The Best of Enemies from STX Entertainment in 1,600 screens while Paramount brings Pet Sematary into 3,400 screens. Warner Bros. is going very big with their debut of Shazam! in 4,100 screens. The week has a number of smaller films arriving as well with Amazing Grace (2019) from Neon, Billboard from iDreamMachine, High Life from A24, Peterloo from Amazon Studios, The Public from Greenwich, Storm Boy from Good Deed, Suburban Birds from Cinema Guild, and The Wind from IFC.