Disney has had a big year at the box office. Although there have been a few misses, Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man And The Wasp both were wins this summer, and Disney has one more movie coming this August, Christopher Robin. It's a movie that should be cute for kids and have a nostalgia factor for adults, and the new numbers seem to indicate that Christopher Robin could make a tidy amount at the box office this weekend. According to early estimates, Disney's Christopher Robin could make over $30 million dollars at the box office this weekend, and some estimates are tracking even a bit higher.
Per a report at Box Office Pro, Christopher Robin should make around $31,500,000 at the box office during opening weekend domestically. That's not even counting worldwide numbers, as Disney's Christopher Robin will likely have a solid run in the U.K. and other places, as well. Although we sometimes go through periods where there are few kids movies at the box office, this weekend isn't one of those times. Disney's Christopher Robin will be competing for attention against Hotel Transylvania 3 and Teen Titans Go! To The Movies at the box office. If it can hold its own against the animated movies, as well as Mission: Impossible -- Fallout -- which should have a different audience but a strong box office this weekend---then Christopher Robin should be sitting pretty.
Absent a few charming trailers, Disney hasn't spent as much time promoting its return to the Hundred Acre Wood as it did on advertising for movies like like Solo: A Star Wars or Ant-Man and the Wasp leading up to release. Still, there's clearly some interest in Disney's Christopher Robin due to the Winnie the Pooh fanbase out there. It also wouldn't be a shock to see families head to the movies in the last few days (or weeks, depending on school system) before school starts up again.
Disney already hit a huge milestone earlier in 2018 when the studio hit the $2 billion mark at the domestic box office, thanks to a stellar performance from Incredibles 2. Anything else from here on out should just be the icing on the cake. The studio does still have a few more movies coming this year. Disney's Christopher Robin hits on August 3, Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits over the Thanksgiving holiday, and then Disney has The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Mary Poppins Returns in theaters before the end of the year. We'll have to wait and see if all of these end up being winners for the studio. Regardless, fans won't be able to say that Disney hasn't given us a variety of projects to watch this year.
Disney's Christopher Robin is hitting theaters this Friday, August 3. If you're more interested in what else the House of Mouse has coming up, we have you covered.
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