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Disney’s Thanksgiving Release “Encanto” Brings A Relief To Box Office Sales

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Walt Disney Company (DIS) has regained its rightful place at the top of Thanksgiving box office charts with “Encanto,” its new animated musical fable, with $40 million in sales. Disney releases a family-friendly movie around Turkey Day, and “Encanto,” an animated movie with critical acclaim success serves as a promising sign that viewers are gaining confidence to bring their young kids back to the movies, during the pandemic.

However, the movie’s five-day total is considerably short of the studio’s recent Thanksgiving releases, such as “Frozen II” with $123.7 million in 2019, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” with $84.6 million in 2018, and in 2017, “Coco” with $71 million. but “Encanto” has managed the best opening weekend for an animated film during the pandemic. Moviegoers also feasted on MGM’s A-list crime drama “House of Gucci,” which generated $14.2 million over the traditional weekend and $21.8 million in its first five days of release.

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(Read Original Story: Disney's 'Encanto' Leads Muted Thanksgiving Box Office, 'House of Gucci' Lands Impressive Debut in Reuters)


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