Disney’s Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Flick Disappoints With $45 Million Opening

Published On April 1, 2019 » 326 Views» By Z-rowe »

Remember last weekend when we were celebrating the great success of Jordan Peele’s horror film, ‘Us’? The film grabbed the number one spot at the box office and made a record-breaking $70 million.

Well, it dropped to the number two spot this weekend with a $33 million total, which is still pretty impressive. It was only $12 million behind Disney’s live-action ‘Dumbo‘ film. The remake brought in $45 million during its opening weekend.

That number is pretty disappointing, considering most experts believed it would make over $50 million. The crazy part about this is that the remake was made on a reported $170 million budget.

Can you guess how much Peele needed for Us? $20 million. Pretty incredible, right? ‘Us’ made $25 million more than Dumbo in its opening weekend and was made for $150 million less!

For what it’s worth, Dumbo will probably have more global appeal. It has made over $71 million overseas, which brings its global total up to $116 million.

But still, it shows Hollywood that big budgets and outrageous remakes aren’t needed. You can still find success with original ideas and small budgets.




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