STX’s barely promoted “Playmobil: The Movie” went up against the third outing of “Frozen II” at the U.S. box-office this past weekend – and lost by a considerable margin.
In fact “Playmobil” debuted in fourteenth place with a domestic total of $660,000 over three days – meaning it was the third-worst opening ever for a film that debuted in over 2,000 theaters – behind only “Delgo” ($511,920) and “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” ($443,901).
That means the film had only a per-screen average of $282, a far cry from the critically acclaimed “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” which debuted on just two screens and snagged a $33,552 per-screen average. The Mark Ruffalo-led drama “Dark Waters” also opened and made a decent $4.1 million over the three-day weekend.
“Frozen II” meanwhile currently sits as a domestic total of $338 million after three weekends and a global total of $920 million, well on its way to the billion-dollar club. Disney has also just crossed the $10 billion mark globally – the first studio to ever reach that total.
Source: The Playlist