“The Elements” and “The Flash”, far beyond expectations

“Elementos,” the new Pixar production, prevailed at the Argentine box office between Thursday and Sunday over Argentine Andrés Muschietti’s “Flash,” although in neither case were the expectations of its producers and distributors met. According to data from consulting firm Ultracine, the animated film pulled in 195,676 people in theaters, while the DC-Warner movie got 132,675 viewers. Both appearances are far behind other tank premieres like “Fast and Furious X,” which sold 750,000 tickets in its first four days. The movie starring Vin Diesel ranked sixth, with 40,000 viewers attending. Internationally, “Elements” was Pixar’s worst premiere in its entire history: Disney’s “Toy Story” movie grossed nearly $15 million worldwide, according to data published by Box Office Mojo.

Back in our country, “Transformers: Awakening of the Beasts,” with 101,568 and “Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse,” with 75,034, are in third and fourth place. As for the sixth episode, it was for the movie “The Little Mermaid”, which reached 52 thousand. The only Argentine film in the top 10 is “Blondie,” Dolores Fonzi’s debut film, which has been watched by 6,300 people in the past four days, for a total of 30,000 since its premiere on June 1.

“Flash” exploded at the box office in US theaters during its first weekend on the bill, although the grossing figure of $55.1 million fell far short of Warner Bros. expectations. , which estimated revenue near the $200 million requested to produce the film, on top of the $100 million invested in its marketing, according to Variety. The situation is made worse by the fact that stiff competition is expected in the coming weeks with the imminent premieres of the new parts of “Indiana Jones” and “Mission: Impossible”, among others. Flash also didn’t fare well internationally, as it could only add $75 million in 78 markets, which brings its total payment to $139 million. “Spider-Man: Through the Spiderverse”, which despite dropping to third place with $27.8 million, actually managed to collect $280 million in its third week in the US alone and $489.3 worldwide. “The Little Mermaid” collected $11.6 million in its fourth week on the bill, bringing its total to $253 million in the United States and $466 million worldwide.

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Terry Alexander

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