Box Office: ‘The Hunt’ and ‘Bloodshot’ No Match for Pixar’s ‘Onward’

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘The Hunt’ and ‘Bloodshot’ No Match for Pixar’s ‘Onward’
Three new movies will hit theaters on Friday, but likely none will be able to dethrone the reigning box office champ, “Onward.” Disney’s animated fantasy adventure debuted to $39 million last weekend, a lackluster result for a Pixar film, but enough to dominate the competition.

Unless one of this weekend’s newcomers — Universal’s “The Hunt,” Sony’s “Bloodshot” and Lionsgate’s “I Still Believe” — beats expectations, “Onward” should have no trouble leading the pack again. “Onward” could add another $15 million to $17 million in its sophomore outing, should it perform similarly to 2015’s “The Good Dinosaur” and 2017’s “Cars 3” — two Pixar movies that saw opening weekend ticket sales comparable to “Onward.” Meanwhile, each of the three offerings hitting multiplexes this weekend is projected to earn around $10 million.

So far, coronavirus doesn’t seem to be impacting the box office — at least in North America. But that could change if
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