The third picture in the franchise, set in a futuristic United States where crime is legal for 12 hours each year, earned $34.8 million, dwarfing its $10 million production budget. After Monday's figures are counted (it's a U.S. holiday), the film could rake in $50.5 million for the four-day weekend. "We'll probably hold off on making a full judgment on how to feel about the film until after we've seen the balance, the marketplace open up". The film is on track for over $440 million domestically and thus should end up being Pixar's highest-grossing film to date (currently Toy Story 3 with $415 million).
The Legend of Tarzan brought in $38.1 million, landing at the No. 2 position for the weekend.
While Disney's Finding Dory finished on top of the box office chart, the news wasn't as good for the latest Steven Spielberg film to enter theaters. That's an over-performance for a film that was estimated by most to finish with perhaps $25 million over the three-day period.
Tarzan came the closest to dethroning Dory with $US38.1 million with the BFG fourth with $US19.6 million. While that was more than the film was projected to make, given Tarzan's $180 million budget, the movie will either need to have some incredible legs or do incredibly well overseas for Warner Bros.to make at least some of their money back. This is primarily due to incredibly expensive visual effects.
Warner Bros.is looking to overseas audiences to help "The Legend of Tarzan".
"This property has always really been about the worldwide opportunity. You can best assess it a month from now".
Taking second place in a bit of a surprise "The Legend of Tarzan" from Warner Bros.
Although The Legend of Tarzan may not have done well domestically, the studio has said that it was more about the global box office for this particular asset.
Disney•Pixar's "Finding Dory" reunites everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past.
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You may say that Tarzan is the Lord of the Jungle but Dory is the queen of box office hits. The New York Times describes the film reviews received by The BFG as "appreciative", and it has an overall score of 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, giving it a "Fresh" rating. The BFG is the only new release to have a positive Rotten Tomatoes rating, with a solid 71% Fresh, with The Legend of Tarzan scoring just 35% and The Purge: Election Year getting 54%.
The Pixar animated movie was swimming in $41.9 million in domestic receipts this weekend, flowing into a sea of $372.2 million is Disney dollars over three weeks.