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New York, Mar 09 (Canadian-Media): The latest animated feature from Pixar “Onward” opened to an estimated $40 million in North America's domestic ticket sales Friday through Sunday, media reports said.
The movie 'Onward'. Image credit: Twitter
But it’s relatively weak for a Pixar movie, as compared to Pixar’s “Inside Out” which opened to roughly $98 million in domestic sales in June 2015, adjusting for inflation.
At the box office this weekend, the movie was met with similarly mixed success.
The plot of “Onward” revolves around the two elf brothers’ grief over the loss of their father. With an element of magic set in the story and a belief that lead an elf Ian, just turned 16, and his goofball older brother Barley on a quest to bring their dad back, if only for a day so that they could bid proper farewell to him. They did succeed in bringing back their dad to life only for 24 hours, but only from the waist down.
The siblings are voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt.
Directed by Dan Scanlon (“Monsters University”), “Onward,” holds an 86 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which falls short of Pixar's past three movies (“Toy Story 4,” “Incredibles 2” and “Coco”) had scores of 94 or above on Rotten Tomatoes.
Co-written and directed by Dan Scanlon (who has cited losing his father at a young age as inspiration), "Onward"is emotional and imaginative and is full of ambition.
"Onward" premiered March 6 in the United States.