Dumbo Isn't Exactly Soaring

Tim Burton-directed remake takes No. 1 with $45M, but cost $170M to make
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 31, 2019 10:57 AM CDT
Dumbo Isn't Exactly Soaring
Eva Green in a scene from "Dumbo."   (Disney via AP)

Disney's Dumbo isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have, reports the AP. The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the Tim Burton-directed film has earned an estimated $45 million domestically against a $170 million production budget—a sum Forbes calls not "a disaster for Dumbo, but it is disappointing." It's less than half of what Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book opened to.

Dumbo did bump Jordan Peele's Us to second place, notes Box Office Mojo. Us added $33.6 million, bringing its domestic total to $128.2 million in its second week. Captain Marvel landed in third place with an additional $20 million. It's now earned over $350 million in North America. Five Feet Apart took fourth place with $6.3 million and the faith-based pregnancy movie Unplanned rounded out the top five with $6.1 million. Matthew McConaughey's The Beach Bum tanked in 10th place with $1.8 million.

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