'Onward' Tops Box Office With Unexpected Low Opening Weekend
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Becoming one of Pixar's lowest opening weekends, the Dan Scanlon-directed animated film's $40 million earning in its first weekend is blamed on coronavirus concerns.

AceShowbiz - "Onward" debuted at the top of the North American box office with one of Pixar's lowest opening weekends.

The animated film raked in $40 million (£30.6 million), with cinema experts putting the unexpectedly low earnings down to coronavirus concerns.

"Onward" also lagged globally, picking up $28 million (£21.4 million) in 47 territories - $12 million (£9.2 million) below the forecasted result.

Thriller "The Invisible Man" comes in second in the U.S. with a second weekend $15.1 million (£11.6 million) take, and Ben Affleck's basketball drama "The Way Back" debuts at three.

"Sonic the Hedgehog" and "The Call of the Wild" complete the new top five.

Top Ten Movies at Weekend Box Office for March 6-8, 2020 :

  1. "Onward" - $40.0 million
  2. "The Invisible Man" - $15.1 million
  3. "The Way Back" - $8.5 million
  4. "Sonic the Hedgehog" - $8.0 million
  5. "The Call of the Wild" - $7.0 million
  6. "Emma." - $5.0 million
  7. "Bad Boys for Life" - $3.0 million
  8. "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" - $2.1 million
  9. "Impractical Jokers: The Movie" - $1.8 million
  10. "My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising" - $1.5 million

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