With a total of $ 116 million to date, Tim Burton's recent documentary on the ravishing flying elephant – based on Disney's 1941 animated film – will have to work hard to become profitable. The production has cost an estimated $ 170 million, making it a financial success, such as the studio's hybrid remakes The Jungle Book, The Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella.
As Cartoon Brew reported last week, the reviews for the movie were mostly negative. Dumbo currently holds a lukewarm rating of 49% at Rotten Tomatoes. Many critics question the visual aesthetics of the film and the intricate plot that forgets the simplicity of the 64-minute original.
Up next in the long list of Disney's reboot frenzy is Aladdin (May 24), The Lion King (July 1
Also, some notable milestones: In its sixth domestic setting, Dreamworks Animation How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World raised an estimated $ 4.2 million domestically and increased at the US Treasury $ 152.9 million. With an additional $ 340.8 million from overseas, the global total has now exceeded $ 500 million worldwide. Alita: Battle Angel, with an animated lead actor, squeaked over the mark $ 400M . The domestic total was soft – $ 84.9 million after seven weekends – but it was supported by healthy overseas sales, particularly in China.