Disney had incredible box office domination last year and while it’ll be hard to replicate that success some films look to be making strides to do extremely well for them, however, some might not.
BoxOffice‘s latest projections for the film’s opening weekend is now in the range of $40-60 million which isn’t terrible for a non-holiday or summer release but might be slightly disappointing considering how much the studio has spent on the film.
There have been estimates that Disney may have spent between $200-300 million (I think it’s closer to $175-200 million) on the remake, but it might have a similar opening to Dumbo which would be extremely underwhelming if those budget numbers are accurate.
However, the range seems to be on par with the upcoming release of Margot Robbie’s R-rated Birds of Prey movie.
In comparison, check out how much previous Disney remakes have made opening weekend.
- Alice In Wonderland 2010 – $116.1 million
- Beauty & The Beast 2017 – $174.7 million
- Dumbo 2019 – $45.9 million
- Aladdin 2019 – $91.5 million
- The Lion King 2019 – $191.7 million
Disney is hoping their Super Bowl trailer will help get asses in seats and posted a teaser for it recently.
Mulan is set for release on March 27th.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE