The Grinch's Box Office Opening Weekend to Top Original Despicable Me
by Kristine Sage
4 months ago
Halloween is over, and we’re bringing out the Christmas cups and decorations already. The Grinch, based on all-time classic child-favourite Dr. Seuss Christmas character, should easily win the box office this weekend with a debut that tops the original Despicable Me. The same production house, Illumination Entertainment, has quickly become the go-to for animation and family programming, with hits like Despicable Me itself, as well as ‘Sing’ and ‘The Secret Life of pets’, which are both set to have sequels in the upcoming years.
This film isn’t the first Dr. Seuss-based adapted film Illumination has tried, having adapted ‘The Lorax’ in 2012, which relatively successful results, grossing USD 348.8 million worldwide.
According to Box Office Pro, The Grinch is expected to gross approximately USD 69 million over its first three days, domestically. It definitely doesn’t come close to the figure for all-time best ‘Minions’, a sequel to the winning Despicable Me, it’s still a very strong prediction.
The Grinch is expected to go over well with viewers as it is said to be a worthy retelling of the classic story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It’s a story that’s endured for decades, with a solid fan base that will be curious to see a modern rendition of the timeless narrative.
The Grinch hasn’t seen the big screen ever since Ron Howard and Brian Grazer took it on in 2000 and adapted it into a live-action film starring Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen.
(Image: Universal Pictures, The Grinch 2012)
Time to hit the theatres to get in the Christmas mood already!