‘Onward': First Pixar Film of 2020 Projected for $45 Million Opening

  • The Wrap
After a year unlike any seen in box office history, Disney is ready to get their 2020 slate underway with the first of two original Pixar films set to come out this year. “Onward,” a suburban fantasy starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, is predicted to conjure a $45 million opening weekend, according to industry soothsayers.

While Pixar briefly dipped back into new material with the Oscar-winning “Coco” in 2017, it has spent much of the past four years focusing on sequels to its iconic early titles like “Finding Dory,” “Cars 3,” “Incredibles 2,” and “Toy Story 4.” While all well-received, those films have created a thirst for something new from hardcore Pixar fans that new studio creative head Pete Docter is trying to satisfy.

But as one can see from this first round of tracking, that means lower box office expectations. While “Dory”, “Incredibles 2” and “TS4” all scored summer openings of over $100 million,
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