Box office: Disney’s Encanto Beats Lady Gaga’s ‘House of Gucci’

DisneyCharmTopped out on Wednesday office boxand netted $7.5 million in its first full day of release. The family movie gets a lot of competition over the Thanksgiving holiday. Also vying for a big slice of the pie is MGM’s star-studded crime drama.Gucci House, which brought in $4.2 million on Wednesday, as well as Sony’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which brought in $2.5 million.

Sony’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” topped the box office last weekend and will be a massive hit this week. On Wednesday, the franchise earned $5.4 million. This brings its domestic revenue to $57.9 million. Marvel’s Eternals raised $1.9 million on Wednesday, bringing the US superhero film’s total to $141.1 million.

“House of Gucci” is trying to become the rare adult drama to connect with viewers during the pandemic era. Other films aimed at older crowds, such as “King Richard” with Will Smith and “Spencer” with Kristen Stewart, Failed to generate much in the way of ticket sales Although he debuted with Oscar Buzz. But those films lack one thing that “House of Gucci” has in spades – Lady Gaga, who plays Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider married to the Gucci family, whose obsession with power and privilege has led her to chew through. Retreat. “House of Gucci” directed by Ridley Scott, the medieval epic “The Last Duel” Fumbled at the box office When it opened in October. Opinions were mixed with some critics praise him As a skilled anatomy of the elite monied and others denounced Overly mature melodrama.

Expected to top the box office and bring in $35 million to $40 million over five days, “Encanto” is a much more silent release of Disney’s holiday show than previous Thanksgiving debuts from Mouse House, such as “Frozen II” in 2019 (123.7 million). $), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” in 2018 ($84.6 million) and Coco in 2017 ($71 million). However, those films bowed to pre-pandemic times. If Encanto can deliver its current estimates, it will rank as a relative victory at a time when industry-wide ticket sales are declining. Covid rates are on the rise again. If “Encanto” does too much, it could be the result of a vaccination campaign to place shots in the arms of 5- to 11-year-olds, which could make families more confident about returning to movie theaters. For now, he’s looking to end up on the lower end of projections unless there’s a surge of interest in the movie over the weekend.

Elsewhere, search “House of Gucci” for nearly $20 million, while the “Resident Evil” sequel is likely to fetch $15 million over the five-day period.

Featuring original music by “Hamilton” composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Encanto” follows a family living in a charming town in the mountains of Colombia. They are all blessed with wonderful gifts, except for Mirabel (voiced by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actress Stephanie Beatriz), who lacks the supernatural abilities of her siblings. However, it is Mirabell who discovers that the supernatural forces protecting the Encanto Village are in danger of collapsing, which means they will fall upon her to save her home and those she loves. The film was a huge success with critics. diversePraised by Owen Gilberman as “a lively, fascinating, and abundantly encapsulated digital musical fairy tale.”

As America gathers around dinner tables for Thanksgiving, the fair industry fervently hopes consumers will chase pumpkin pie and turkey with a visit to the local pool. If they do, the shattered film industry will have plenty to celebrate this holiday season.

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