Disney's latest live-action adaptation of an animated classic did not have the strong start that the company might have wanted. The movie opened to a huge figure this weekend, as we estimated $ 45 million in the US and Canada over the weekend to stand by at No 1, but it didn't give as much money as people expected it to.
EW reports that it was expected to bank between $ 50m. and $ 58 million for the internal opening weekend. At $ 45 million, it is significantly below other recent live action Disney movies such as Beauty and the Beast ($ 174.8 million), The Jungle Book ($ 103.3 million) and Cinderella ($ 67.9 million). However, Dumbo is not as big or recognizable a franchise as Disney's second board series, so it was never likely to do as much as the movies.
Dumbo was directed by Hollywood legend Tim Burton and it cost about $ 1
The next Disney live action renditions are Aladdin (May) and The Lion King (July). Although Dumbo is not the greatest success, Disney is expected to have a massive year at the box office. It already released Captain Marvel from his Marvel division in March, while Avengers: Endgame comes in late April. In between Aladdin and The Lion King, Toy Story 4 is in June, while Frozen 2 comes in November and Star Wars: Episode IX comes out in December.
In other box office news this weekend, the new stoner comedy The Beach Bum starring Matthew McConaughey opened this weekend and made only $ 1.8 million. It's the worst opening for McConaughey in his movie career.
29th March to March 31, US / Canada Box Office
- Dumbo – $ 45 Million
- US – $ 33.6 Million
- Captain Marvel – $ 20.5 Million  Five Feet Apart – $ 6.3 Million  Unscheduled – $ 6.1 Million
- Wonder Park – $ 4.9 Million
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $ 4.2 Million
- Hotel Mumbai – $ 3.2 million
- A Madea Family Funeral – $ 2.7 million
- The Beach Bum – $ 1.8 million