Dumbo was unable to meet the studio and and industry expectations with an estimated $45 million. The studio’s expectation was $50+ million while others predicted $60+ million. The film did receive an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 53% female and 54% were age 25 years and older.
Internationally, the film debuted with an estimated $71 million. With a reported budget of $170 million, this is a film that looks like it’ll need to lean on the international market to make a profit.
Us dropped to second place with an estimated $33.6 million that brings the domestic earning to $128.2 million after 10 days. Internationally the film added 14 markets to bring that total to 60 and it brought in an estimated $22.6 million to bring that total to $46.3 million. The film has already earned $174.5 million on a budget of just $20 million.
Captain Marvel dropped to third place with an estimated $20.5 million domestically to bring that total to $353.8 million. Internationally the film added $26.4 million from 54 markets to bring that total to $636.8 million and a worldwide total of $990.6 million. It’ll absolutely cross the $1 billion mark during this week.
In fourth place was Five Feet Apart which earned an estimated $6.25 million to bring its domestic total to $35 million. It also added $6.2 million from 39 markets for an international total of $14.8 million.
Rounding out the top five was Unplanned which eanred $6.1 million. The film received an “A+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 58% female and 70% aged 25 years or older. It’s the latest success for religious focused films.
In other comic related films…
Alita: Battle Angel came in at #15 earning an estimated $500,000 to bring its domestic total to $84.9 million.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse slipped one spot to #21 earning an estimated $180,000 to bring its domestic total to $190.2 million.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper look into this year and last year’s comic film adaptations.