Thanksgiving box office: ‘Encanto’ tops with $43.2 Million, beats Lady Gaga's 'House of Gucci'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Nov 28, 2021, 01:28 PM(IST)

Thankgiving box office: House of Gucci & Encanto Photograph:( Twitter )

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Walt Disney’s animated movie 'Encanto' and star-studded crime drama 'House of Gucci' has performed well at the Thanksgiving weekend, reports claim.

Beating projections of a $35-40 million launch, Disney’s animated drama is set to take the No. 1 spot, adding $11 million on Black Friday, the movie ended up with a 5-day opening figure of $43 million. 

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Meanwhile, the latest Ridley Scott offering earned $5.73 million on Friday. The sprawling crime drama is projected to earn $21.8 million over the five-day holiday weekend.

'Encanto' is the first major animated studio title to receive an exclusive theatrical window since the pandemic struck in spring of 2020. The numbers are far smaller than what studios would previously get on Thanksgiving windows. It’s become a holiday tradition for the studio to drop an animated movie in November.

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Earlier, the studio has released films like 'Frozen II' ($130 million) 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' ($84 million) and 'Coco' ($72 million). On Thanksgiving, while 'Encanto' isn’t putting up numbers like these movies, but still its current performance is quite remarkable.

The movie focuses on a family living in the mountains of Colombia. Each member possesses special powers, except for Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz). But when Mirabel discovers that their town may be in danger of losing all their magic, it’s up to her to save her loved ones.

'House of Gucci' stars Lady Gaga as  Patrizia Reggiani, the wife of Maurizio Gucci, played by Adam Driver.  Al Pacino and Jared Leto also feature in this gripping tale of revenge, with Scott directing.

The movie has received positive responses from critics and audiences as well and there has been an Oscar buzz for Gaga's outstanding portrayal. 

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