‘Strange World’ is a historic bombshell for Disney on a weak Thanksgiving weekend at the box office

The Thanksgiving box office brought a lot of good and a lot of bad for Disney. As Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” continues to perform well with an estimated $65 million 5-day total, Disney Animation’s newcomer “Strange World” is proving to be one of the biggest bombs. of the history of the founding division of the studio.

Scheduled for an already mediocre $30 million 5-day opening, “Strange World” will now have a chance to reach even $20 million for the extended period after earning just $11.2 million between Wednesday and Friday. With a reported budget of $120-130 million, the film’s performance relative to its price draws comparisons to Disney’s infamous 2002 bombshell “Treasure Planet,” a film that only grossed $16.6 million. dollars in its Thanksgiving opening and only grossed $110 million. compared to its budget of $140 million before inflation.

But at least “Treasure Planet” got an A- from audiences on CinemaScore. What’s far more shocking than the opening weekend numbers of “Strange World” is its CinemaScore of B of the public on opening day. It’s the first Walt Disney animated film to not get an A or A- on CinemaScore. On Comscore/Screen Engine’s PostTrak, the film fared slightly better with a score of 4/5 on CinemaScore, with women giving the film a big thumbs up with an overall positive rating of 91% while men more 25 year olds were much more lukewarm with a score of 66%. Overall positive rating.

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Between 2016 and 2019, the Thanksgiving box office was lifted by a strong opening of a new Disney animated film. With “Strange World” failing to sustain this load, overall weekend receipts are expected to end at $137 million, below the $142 million earned last Thanksgiving at the start of the Omicron COVID-19 wave. with “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” contributing around 48% of that overall gross.

Of the non-Disney fare hitting theaters this weekend, the one that seems to be doing the best is Netflix’s “Glass Onion,” the sequel to Rian Johnson’s 2019 mystery film “Knives Out,” which is getting a commitment. limited to one week before moving on to the next stream. month.

As usual, Netflix isn’t reporting box office numbers for the film, although distributors tell TheWrap they believe the film is tracking for a total of $10-12 million over five days from of 698 theaters in North America, enough to place it in third place on the charts. Although the film did not have a CinemaScore, “Glass Onion” did very well on rotten tomatoes with reviews and audience scores at 93%.

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Sony’s Korean War drama “Devotion” is in fourth place, meeting screenings with an estimated extended opening of $9.2 million from 3,405 theaters. Reception was strong with A- scores on CinemaScore and Rotten Tomatoes of 80% from critics and 92% from viewership.

Searchlight’s horror satire “The Menu” rounds out the top 5 with an estimated extended total of $7.2 million, bringing its total to $18.7 million. Mark Mylod’s film beats fellow festival horror flick “Bones and All,” which was released by MGM to 2,727 screens and is set to earn an extended opening of $3.5 million. Both films have a B on CinemaScore.

Finally, Universal expanded Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” to 638 screens, earning an estimated $3.1 million over five days. The studio hopes the Oscar favorite can hang out with strong word-of-mouth for several weeks, if not months, like many award contenders did before the pandemic.

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