Disney’s Dumbo made cinemagoers hearts soar this weekend as the film was the top choice for UK audiences. The film opened at number one at the UK and Irish Box Office taking over £6.07M making it the third biggest opening ever for visionary director Tim Burton. Internationally the film opened at number one has already taken an estimated $116M globally with audiences loving the classic tale of the baby elephant who can fly. In the US the film received an audience Cinemascore of A- and took $46M at the box office.
Lee Jury, SVP Studio Marketing said “We are thrilled to see Dumbo once again take flight at the box office. As British summertime begins and the warm weather captivated the country, so too did a heartwarming little elephant. Reaching the coveted #1 position out of the holiday and with Easter approaching, we couldn’t be happier to see this wonderful reimagining from Tim Burton filling cinemas across the UK and Ireland”.
Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.