October 20, 2021

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Box Office: Dear Evan Hansen Score Soft Debut, Shang-Chi Stas No. 1

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“Dear Evan Hansen,” Smash Broadway Musical’s Universal Pictures adaptation, failed to make any tune with the film audience.

Due to negative reviews and Covid-1 concerns, the film fell short of expectations and raised .3 36.36 million in its debut from North American theaters. Industry experts predict that the movie’s musical will earn at least মিল 10 million between Friday and Sunday.

While the movie seems unlikely to make a profit in theaters, the losses will not be catastrophic. The production of “Dear Evan Hansen” cost 28 28 million, a modest budget for a musical instrument. This puts Universal in a much better position than its last movie musical, “Cats”, which opened at ২০১ 5.5 million at the end of late 2011, and the studio eventually lost its budget of about ১০ 100 million.

The critical response to “Dear Evan Hansen” was very different from the brilliant response to welcoming the 2016 stage version, which received six Tony Awards and cemented Ben Platt as the star. It even underscores the fight to bring commercially popular musicals to the big screen. In early summer, the well-reviewed Warner Bros. The Splashy song-and-dance view has almost doubled the $ 55 million it spent on Universal “Dear Evan Hansen” and opened at 11.5 million. It ended its box office run with $ 29 million in the United States and Canada and 43 43 million worldwide, losing millions to the studio.

Platt repeated his role as Evan Hansen, a high school student who wrapped himself in a lie that went out of control. Many have criticized the casting choice because the plot is 27 years old and doesn’t look like a teenager. Visitors, at least a few who bought tickets over the weekend, were less distracted by the high school with 5 shades. Moviegoers give the film an “A-” cinemascore, faster than its %% in Rotten Tomatoes. About 62% of patrons were women, while 53%, like Platt, were over 25 years old.

With the favorable presence of “Dear Evan Hansen”, the fourth weekend of the release of box office champion “Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” also had no problem staying on the domestic charts. Disney and Marvel Superhero Adventure added a solid িতে 13.3 million to ticket sales, bringing its domestic number to $ 196.5 million, an epidemic record.

After this weekend, “Shang-Chi” surpassed his colleague Marvel Cinematic Universe’s installment “Black Widow” ($ 183 million) as the highest-grossing movie of the year. Unlike “Shang-Chi”, “Black Widow” led by Scarlett Johansson was not exclusively available in theaters. The film premiered simultaneously at Disney Plus (premium $ 30 fee), where it grossed at least $ 125 million. A week ago, Johnson sued Disney, alleging that the movie’s hybrid release had disappointed box office ticket sales and reduced its compensation.

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