Disney has experienced one of its most recent animated films ever released theatrically. strange world Despite being billed as the first Disney film to feature a gay main character, it only brought in $18.6 million over its five-day weekend.
A strange world It had Disney’s second-worst opening weekend, behind only the Pandemic era release. West Side Story Directed by Steven Spielberg, Difference Sunday reported. at last , A strange world It grossed only about half of its projected long weekend revenue.
The film featured a star-studded cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Lucy Liu and Gabrielle Union and had a hefty budget of between $120 and $130 million. Daily Mail He wrote.
At first, expectations were high A strange world Disney projects the film to gross $30 to $40 million over the long weekend. However, those figures were quickly, and significantly, revised downwards when he realized how poorly the film was performing with audiences.
including other recent Disney animated films Light year (another sad box office flop) A strange world For the first time in Disney history, he sought to shoehorn progressive causes into the film, including a gay main character. However, one liberal film reviewer said that Disney may be using homosexuality as a defense against the film’s obvious weaknesses.
“Disney is 100% responsible for Strange World’s inevitable bad box office because there’s a gay character in the movie. They’re using that as an excuse to never have a queer cast anymore,” said film critic Jordan Woodson. He tweeted. last week.
Beyond its progressive emphasis, for some, the film simply fails to entertain. “Took the kids to the movies today to see the Disney cartoon Strange World. Within 10 minutes of the movie, my 10-year-old said, ‘Daddy, I don’t want to see this movie. Can we leave?’ We’re out. The executives at Disney have forgotten who the PAYING customer is,” the popular podcaster Patrick Beth-David He tweeted.
Disney’s latest flop comes as legendary former CEO Bob Iger is expected to turn around the ailing company after a series of financial setbacks. Iger took over for Bob Chapek, who openly embraced progressive social causes when he ran the media company, drawing the ire of Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida Republicans.
The company’s rumored streaming service, Disney+, has lost more than $8 billion since launching three years ago.