Deadline is reporting that the upcoming Disney Pixar film, Onward, will bring in $44 million at the box office opening weekend. Though these numbers may seem a bit low, many are predicting this is just the starting predictions and the upcoming film will actually bring in more.
Currently, the Disney Animation Studios film, Zootopia, owns the opening record for a feature animated film for the month of March at $75 million.
The upcoming film is expected to be extremely emotional and even actor Chris Pratt, who stars in the upcoming film, says Onward will bring “a lot of grown man tears”, so make sure to bring those tissues along with you to the theater!
I can attest! I took about 20 people to a screening-half of them children. Everybody left saying it was their favorite movie ever. Lot of grown man tears. You have made something so very special. Cannot wait for the rest of the world to see your story. Really proud of this one! https://t.co/jqKF4nDdEM
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) February 4, 2020
More About Disney Pixar’s Onward
Director Dan Scanlon spoke to ComicBook earlier this year about the upcoming Disney Pixar film, even touching upon where the story initiated from:
“The story is inspired by my own relationship with my brother and our connection with our dad who passed away when I was about a year old. He’s always been a mystery to us. A family member sent us a tape recording of him saying just two words: ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye.’ Two words. But to my brother and me — it was magic,” the director revealed.”
“That’s where the idea of magic came from. We thought, ‘Well, we need to make a movie where that could be possible.’ And then the idea was, ‘I don’t want to make a period piece in a fantasy world, I wouldn’t feel as close to that,’ and then thought, ‘Well, why can’t it be modern and be a fantasy magical place?’ And that led to the humor of, ‘Well, that would be ridiculous and we could do all these gags.’ And then lastly they kind of came together when we realized well, ‘Ian is this character who is not living up to his full potential out of fear and comfort, not wanting to explore and take risks,’ and the world was kind of mirroring that, too.”
Disney fans know that the film will include the voices of Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and will take place in a suburban fantasy world. Two teenage elf brothers, Ian Lightfoot (Tom Holland) and Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt) will have to go on “an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.”
The new Disney Pixar film, Onward, hits theaters on March 6th.