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‘Dumbo’ Tops Box Office With Disappointing Results


Disney’sDumbo had trouble gaining altitude at the North American box office, where it opened to a disappointing $45 million from 4,259 theaters.

Dumbo still easily won the weekend ahead of holdover Us, but it’s the lowest start among Disney’s high-profile, live-action updates, prompting some box office analysts to question whether there is a built-in fanbase for the nearly 80-year-old property.

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, March 21, are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total
3Captain MarvelDisney$20,500,0003,985$5,144$353,805,815
4Five Feet ApartLionsgate$6,250,0002,846$2,196$35,875,601
5UnplannedPure Flix$6,110,0001,059$5,770$6,110,000
6Wonder ParkParamount$4,940,0003,304$1,495$37,881,787
7How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldUniversal$4,232,0002,785$1,520$152,966,010
8Hotel MumbaiBleecker Street$3,164,450924$3,425$3,279,929
9Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family FuneralLionsgate$2,700,0001,923$1,404$70,039,170
10Beach Bum, TheNeon Rated$1,800,0001,100$1,636$1,800,000
11MET Opera: Die Walkure (2019)Fathom Events$1,170,000900$1,300$1,170,000
12Gloria BellA24$1,110,0001,127$985$4,177,006