Disney’s live action remake of Dumbo soared to the top of the domestic weekend box office but haf a soft opening. Unlike other real life remakes, Dumbo opened to a low $45 million. By comparison 2017’s Beauty and the Beast remake opened to $175 million. The film did pick up an additional $71 million though internationally.
In its second weekend thriller Us scooped up another $33.6 million domestically for a two week total of $128 million while Marvel’s Captain Marvel took in another $25 million. The latest superhero flick has generated $353 million domestically and a total worldwide cume of $990 million.
In fourth place was LionsGate’s Five Feet Apart with $6.3 million while the anti-abortion film Unplanned from Pure Flix opened in fifth place with an estimated $6.1 million.
- Dumbo (Disney) $45.0 mil
- Us (Uni) $33.6 mil
- Captain Marvel (Dis) $25.0 mil
- Five Feet Apart (LGF) $6.3 mil
- Unplanned (PF) $6.1 mil
Next weekend will see the release of the horror remake Pet Sematary from Paramount while Warner Bros. and DC will open the superhero film Shazam! There is a local connection to Shazam! with a number of scenes that were shot in Hamilton.