‘Abominable’ wins the box office with a solid $21 million opening

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor - BOL News

30th September, 2019

‘Abominable’ wins the box office with a solid $21 million opening

Monday 30th September, 2019

Dream Works Animation’s Abominable scaled the box office charts this weekend for an estimated $20.9 million debut to score a snowy weekend victory.

Alongside Us and Good Boys, it’s the only original title to debut at number one at the box office in 2019.

It’s also the first original animated title to lay claim to that spot this year.

Female-driven holdovers round out the top three slots. Focus Features’ Downton Abbey continues to exceed expectations, taking in an estimated $14.5 million in its second weekend and falling to second place.

The big screen adaptation of the beloved television series is proving to be everyone’s cup of tea around the world.

It now boasts a global total of $107.1 million.

The good news is that the Dream Works and Pearl Studio co-production cost just $75 million to produce and may yet break out when it opens in China.

Focus Features’ Downton Abbey continues to exceed expectations, taking in an estimated $14.5 million in its second weekend and falling to second place.

The big screen adaptation of the beloved television series is proving to be everyone’s cup of tea around the world. It now boasts a global total of $107.1 million.

Hustlers continues to score with audiences, bouncing back up to third place in its third weekend of release after falling to fifth place last weekend.

The Jennifer Lopez-led drama danced its way to an estimated $11.5 million on the Lucite heels of a great week for Lopez.

Abominable is a yeti-sized win for original animation, proving families are still hungry for new storytelling in the animated sphere.

It’s also the first animated Hollywood studio film with a female director at the helm — Jill Culton, alongside Todd Wilder man.

Eddie Izzard and Sarah Paulson also lend voice talent as a wealthy man and eager zoologist hell-bent on capturing the creature for research.


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