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Box Office: Dumbo Drop

Disney's live-action “Dumbo,” directed by Tim Burton, finished first at the domestic box office, grossing $45 mil, about $11 milion ahead of the second weekend of Jordan Peele's “Us,” which fell 52.7% while adding another $33.6 for a domestic total of $128.2.†

If that seems like a weak open for “Dumbo,” it is. Here's Box Office Mojo's rankings of the best opening weekends of Disney live-action remakes:

RNK MOVIE OPENING TOTAL THTRS
1 Beauty and the Beast (2017) $174,750,616 $504,014,165 4,210
2 Alice in Wonderland (2010) $116,101,023 $334,191,110 3,739
3 The Jungle Book (2016) $103,261,464 $364,001,123 4,144
4 Oz The Great and Powerful $79,110,453 $234,911,825 3,912
5 Maleficent $69,431,298 $241,410,378 3,948
6 Cinderella (2015) $67,877,361 $201,151,353 3,848
7 Dumbo (2019) $45,000,000 $45,000,000 4,259
8 101 Dalmatians (1996) $33,504,025 $136,189,294 2,901
9 Alice Through the Looking Glass $26,858,726 $77,041,381 3,763
10 Pete's Dragon (2016) $21,514,095 $76,233,151 3,702

Not a good spot to be in. Adjust for inflation and it's behind “101 Dalmations,” too.†

“Captain Marvel” finished third with another $20 mil. It's now at $353 domestically, which is the eighth-best domestic run for an MCU movieóbehind, going up the chain, “Guardians 2,” “Cap/Civil War,” “Iron Man 3,” “Avengers/Ultron,” “Avengers,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther.” Meaning it's Marvel's second-biggest debut after “Black Panther.” It's also the No. 1 movie of the year worldwide, currently at $990 million.

Fifth for the weekend was “Unplanned,” an anti-abortion movie, at $6 mil. So that kind of thing is back again.

Of the top 10, I've already seen “Us” and “Captain Marvel,” and want to see “Dumbo” and “Hotel Mumbai,” which finished eighth at $3.1 mil.†

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Posted at 07:49 PM on Sun. Mar 31, 2019 in category Movies - Box Office  
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