Trolls World Tour Leads Tiny Box Office
With more theaters opening up around the country amidst the lighter COVID-19 safety restrictions, we finally have some box office numbers to report. The top film, Trolls World Tour, earned a meager $656,000 over the Memorial Day weekend, and according to Deadline the sequel took the top spot these past two weekends and has reached a whopping $2.09 million stateside.
No. 2 belongs to The Invisible Man, which racked up $444,000 over the holiday and $320,000 last weekend for a more impressive $66 million haul. No. 4 Dolittle ($76.98M) has made more cumulatively than No. 5 Pixar’s Onward ($61.5M), mostly due to the latter receiving a relatively short life in theaters.
Obviously, these numbers will go bananas as more theaters open over the next month — right now, roughly 600 theaters are open, nearly half of which are Drive-Ins — but likely won’t reach normalcy until Christopher Nolan unleashes Tenet upon us on July 17.
Box office from the weekend of May 29-31:
Trolls World Tour (Uni) 176 theaters 3-day: $337,8K (-44%), cume: $2.6M/Wk 8
Box office from the weekend of Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25:
Trolls World Tour (Uni) 190 theaters 4-day: $656K, 3-day: $604K, cume: $2.09M/Wk 7
Trolls World Tour continues to follow Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake’s characters Queen Poppy and Branch as they go on an adventure that takes them well beyond what they’ve known before. Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop, and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.
A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.
The musical comedy-adventure film will be featuring an all-star cast as members of different musical tribes including Mary J. Blige, George Clinton, and Anderson Paak as trolls from the land of Funk music; Kelly Clarkson as Delta Dawn, Sam Rockwell as Hickory and Flula Borg as Dickory from the land of Country music; J Balvin as a troll that represents Reggaeton; Ester Dean as a troll from the Pop tribe; Anthony Ramos as a troll that brings the beat in Techno; Jamie Dornan as the smooth-playing Jazz troll; World-renowned conductor and violinist Gustavo Dudamel appears as Trollzart; Charlyne Yi as Pennywhistle from the land of Classical; Kenan Thompson raps as a hip-hop newborn Troll named Tiny Diamond; and South Korean superstars Red Velvet consists of Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy and Yeri as representatives of K-Pop trolls.
Trolls World Tour is directed by Walt Dohrn, who co-directed the first film with Mike Mitchell that earned $340 million worldwide. You can rent the movie here!