The domestic opening of “Onward” was roughly in line with what Disney said it was expecting for the animated film, but it seems small compared to Pixar’s other big hits over the years.
Pixar is one of the most successful studios in Hollywood history, animation or otherwise. It has produced billion-dollar hits such as “Toy Story 4,” “Finding Dory” and “The Incredibles 2.” The studio’s films have made more than $14 billion at the global box office since 1995’s “Toy Story.”
So why wasn’t it a bigger hit?
Then there’s also concerns regarding the coronavirus.
So are concerns over the outbreak impacting the box office in the US?
“It’s too early to tell,” Dergarabedian said. “I think the numbers this weekend would’ve likely been the same even without the current disruption happening at theaters all around the world. I mean the totals are on track with what Disney was expecting for ‘Onward.'”
The film, which is about two elf brothers who go on a quest to bring back their deceased father, has made $68 million worldwide so far.