HOLLYWOOD—Last weekend it was horror that dominated the box-office, but this weekend it was a remake of an animated classic that ruled supreme. The remake of the Disney classic “Dumbo” rose to the top spot of the box-office taking in $45 million during its opening weekend.
Wow, that is a major disappointment not only because it’s the first live-action version of the 1941 classic, but it was helmed by director Tim Burton. The flick cost over $170 million to make, and with star power like Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton the movie should have performed better.
Falling to second place was Jordan Peele’s “Us” with $33.6 million. After 10 days in theaters, the psychological thriller has grossed close to $130 million at the domestic box-office. “Captain Marvel” dropped to third place with $21 million. The teen drama “Five Feet Apart” fell to fourth place with $6.25 million bringing its domestic tally to $35 million.
Rounding out the top five was the anti-abortion drama “Unplanned” with just over $6 million. This week will be a big weekend at theaters as the superhero flick “Shazam” starring Zachary Levi opens. Also hitting theaters is the Stephen King remake “Pet Sematary” and the drama “The Best of Enemies.” It should be a very fun weekend at the box-office!