Disney and Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Delivers $40 Million Debut; ‘The Way Back’ Scores $8.5M

Disney and Pixar’s Onward topped the weekend box office, but fell just a bit shy of expectations, a performance some may relate to the current Covid-19 concerns, though most everything else performed as expected if not better.

Universal’s The Invisible Man held on quite well, delivering a second place performance, while WB’s release of The Way Back landed within expectations.With an estimated $40 million, Disney and Pixar’s Onward fell on the extreme, lower end of expectations, which some saw creeping as high as $50 million.

While critical opinion was high heading into the weekend and the film received an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day crowds and 96% audience score on RottenTomatoes, it was unable to catch fire over Saturday and Sunday.

That said, with additional schools soon to be on spring break over the coming weeks, there is still more than enough opportunity film the film to deliver a

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