Napoleon storms the US box office and blows up the latest Disney movie!

Napoleon storms the US box office and blows up the latest Disney movie!

Wish only takes third place over the Thanksgiving weekend, behind Ridley Scott’s version of the French Emperor and a surprisingly resilient Hunger Games.

This was not entirely planned: Hunger Games managed to stay in the lead across the Atlantic, at the end of this long Thanksgiving weekend, across the Atlantic. The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird is still number 1 at the US box office this Sunday evening, having earned $42 million in recent days, which should allow the film to pass the symbolic milestone of $100 million in North America. here tomorrow. Hunger Games 5 also accumulates 200 million dollars worldwide. Above all, Snow kept in respect Napoleon in person !

However, the film Ridley Scott made an excellent start on the other side of the Atlantic. After making its mark in French cinemas last Wednesday, Napoleon was able to appeal to a large American audience. With 32.5 million dollars during its first five days in theaters, the epic biopic took a surprising second place at the US box office, not really expected for a very feature film of 2h40, on the History of France and classified R-Rated by the American censors!

The epic carried by Joaquin Phoenix has earned nearly $80 million worldwide. A real good score, even if the adventure will certainly be at a loss for Apple, which invested a lot of money: the film cost 200 million dollars to produce (in partnership with Sony). As much as Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese, which ultimately gleaned $151 million in worldwide revenue at the end of its run…. But the Apple group, one of the richest companies in the world, is not overly concerned about profits and profits. losses of his films (for the moment), seeking above all to exist in the studio landscape, where he has yet to establish himself.

Regardless, the success of Napoleon proves that American families stayed home to digest turkey this Thanksgiving weekend. Because unlike the biopic, the unifying wish did not attract crowds. Disney Animation’s latest film was expected to top the box office during the holidays. In the end, it will be a small flop for the studio: not helped by unappealing reviews, wish has been satisfied with 31.7 million dollars over the past five days and a somewhat resounding third place at the box office… quite far from the preliminary estimates, which saw the new Disney close to 50 million dollars at launch.

wish will not be a disaster Strange World ($18 million in 2022), but makes significantly less than Frozen 2which raised $123.7 million over the 2019 Thanksgiving weekend or Ralph 2.0 ($84.6 million in 2018).

At the global box office, wish – which will be released in France next Wednesday – does not even pass the 50 million dollar mark at the end of its first weekend in theaters.

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