Los Angeles (AFP)
Tim Burton's version of the Disney classic, "Dumbo", flew to the top of the North American box office for its first weekend in theaters, not reaching the expected height, according to the final published figures. Monday by the specialist company Exhibitor Relations.
This re-reading of the cartoon released in 1941, which tells the story of a baby elephant in a circus has been evacuated because of his ears too big and will still allow him to fly, t has raised $ 46 million from Friday to Sunday in the US US and Canada.
Analysts were expecting better – at least 50 million according to the specialist magazine Variety– for this film costing 170 million to their production, and counting in its cast stars like Colin Farrell, t Michael Keaton and Eva Green.
Second, the horror film "Us", where American family members struggle with their malicious doubles, which generated $ 33.2 million.
This exciting film by director Jordan Peele, whose first horror film “Get Out,” he won for the Best Original Script in 2018, won $ 127.8 million in two weeks.
On the third stage of the podium, Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, a former elite pilot with big powers, won $ 20.6 million over the weekend, for a total of 354 million in four weeks.
Behind, "Unplanned", by the Pure Flix production company specializing in films promoting evangelical Christianity, is ranked fourth with $ 6.4 million for its first weekend. It tells the story of a woman working in the family planning sector who is making a radical change after attending an abortion.
In the fifth position, "Five Feet Apart", which tells the story of the love of two young people with cystic fibrosis, said $ 6.2 million over the weekend. And 35.8 million in three weeks.
The rest of the top 10 are:
6 – "Park des merveilles": $ 5 million ($ 38 million in three weeks) t
7 – "Dragons 3: The hidden world": 4.4 million (153.1 million in six weeks)
8 – "Hotel Mumbai": 3.2 million (3.3 million in two weeks)
9 – "In Madea Family Funeral": 2.7 million (70 million in five weeks)
10 – "The Beach Bum": 1.8 million for its first weekend. This comedy brings together Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron or Snoop Dogg.
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