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Disney’s Got a Brand New Flop – The Central Observer
Disney’s Got a Brand New Flop
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Disney’s Got a Brand New Flop

Welcome to another weekly installment of Couch Potato, where I go over what went down on the big and small screens so you can be a better-informed viewer.

During the Thanksgiving weekend that used to essentially belong to Disney, Wish was barely even able to make it into the “Top of the Top 10.” But, before we get into that, let’s discuss the top of the charts in order from top to bottom as always. Holding on to first place for the second week in a row was The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes with a 5-day holiday weekend total of $42 million, which places its domestic total just shy of triple digits at $98.3 with an impressively low 35% drop from its opening weekend. Napoleon marched to second place with a $32.5 million opening 5-day holiday weekend total. 

Now, onto the title of this week’s article. Wish wound up severely underperforming by previous Disney standards. The only tune it was able to open to was a mere $31.7 million during the 5-day holiday weekend. This is nowhere near what some of its predecessors such as Coco or Ralph Breaks the Internet were able to feast on at the box office in previous years during this same weekend. While this hardly spells doom for the studio, it is definitely worthy of receiving a tough look from their executives to see how they can turn this trend around. 

Over on the Netflix charts, The Killer remained at the top of the movies chart with an additional 22 million views in its second week. Two debuts made up the rest of the “Top of the Top 10.” Best. Christmas. Ever! brought some good news to Jason Biggs as it wound up landing in second place with 16 million views. Finally, Monster Hunter debuted in third place with 6 million views to complete this week’s list of big winners. 

As far as streaming was concerned, The Crown remains dominant in its sixth season debuting with over 36 million hours viewed. Meanwhile, and likely not for good reasons given his recent PR issues, Matt Rife: Natural Selection landed in second place on the charts. We will see what his future looks like after this special runs its course. Finally, on a lighter note (pun intended), All the Light We Cannot See continued to enjoy success this week rounding out the “Top of the Top 10” with an impressive 21 million hours viewed in its third week at the top of the charts. 

Next week, all eyes will be on Beyoncé to see if she can replicate the success that Taylor Swift’s recent concert film enjoyed. If that isn’t your thing, there’s also Silent Night for any holiday-themed thriller fans out there. 

Stay tuned for that, and until next time, happy viewing!


Special to The Central Observer, Elton Allen

About the Author

Elton Allen is thrilled to be a contributing author on The Central Observer.  As a proud native of Central Jersey, he looks forward to getting to help out a publication based right out of his backyard. He proudly runs the Couch Potato Corner and our Health & Wellness section. His professional writing background spans nearly a decade and covers a variety of industries, including healthcare, marketing, career counseling, entertainment, and more. 

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