Disney released its latest live-action film, “Cruella”, on Disney+ Premier Access and in cinemas last Friday. According to the latest Box Office information, the film was able to pull in $26.5 million across the 4 day weekend in the United States.
The film pulled in$7.7 million on Friday and $7.2 million on Saturday. “Cruella” was shown in 3892 cinemas across the US.
With “Cruella” also being available on Disney+ Premier Access, it did reduce the number of people heading to the cinema to see the film.
In contrast, “A Quiet Place Part 2” pulled in $57 million at the US Box Office, which is available exclusively in cinemas for 45 days before heading to Paramount+. The opening number is only just slightly below what the original film did, which was released before the pandemic.
Disney’s Global Theatrical Distribution Head Tony Chambers told Deadline:
“This weekend repped for many their first experience going back to the theater and seeing the security measures in place. Audiences got to watch the trailers for the upcoming summer blockbuster movies this summer. It will invite them to come back and do it all over again.”
Disney hasn’t announced how “Cruella” has performed on Disney+ Premier Access, nor has it announced how well “Mulan” or “Raya and the Last Dragon” have performed. Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” is still pulling in people to cinemas, as it was the fifth most popular film over the four-day holiday, bringing in $2.7 million in the United States.
At $27 million for its opening weekend, “Cruella” is still one of the best performing films since the pandemic began.
Did you go see “Cruella” in cinemas or on Disney+ Premier Access?
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