Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Opens to Modest Box Office With Weekend Down $100 Million From Last Year

Anyone looking for signs of moviegoing resistance due to health concerns might see a couple pieces of evidence: the low-end Pixar opening of “Onward” (Disney) and an overall total way down from last year.Other titles were as anticipated, or better.

These included wider releases like “The Way Back” (Warner Bros.) and the expansion of “Emma” (Focus), as well as some reasonable holds.But it is worrisome that total grosses this weekend are only half of last year’s — more than $100 million off.

Marvel’s “Captain America” did $155 million last year, and nothing here was going to come close to that.

The net result is, for the first time in 2020, grosses are down from 2019.

That makes the move of the Bond film “No Time To Die,” and the risk of moving other top titles like “A Quiet Place Part II” (Paramount) and “Mulan” (Disney), more troublesome.Pixar titles often show

Read full article