‘Onward’ Leads Box Office With Ho-Hum $40 Million

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” debuted this weekend to $40 million, enough to lead box office charts but still a somewhat disappointing start given the studio’s sterling track record when it comes to animated fare.

Internationally, the film brought in $28 million for a global tally of $68 million.“Onward,” a fantastical adventure about two teenage elf brothers (voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) on a quest to spend one last day with their late father, ranks among Pixar’s lowest opening weekend’s in modern times, joining 2015’s “The Good Dinosaur” and its $39 million as a rare blemish for the Disney-owned company, known for producing hits such as “Inside Out,” Coco” and Up.” Pixar films typically cost $175 million to $200 million to make, a huge sum that doesn’t include global marketing fees.Directed by Dan Scanlon, “Onward” received mostly positive reviews, though it didn’t welcome the kind of rapturous

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