“Elemental” Continues to Chug Away at the Box Office

Disney and Pixar’s Elemental continues to chug away at the box office. After a slow start, the movie continues to move forward at the box office and show that it has staying power. It’s first weekend brought in just $29.6 million. However, over the weekend Elemental passed the $300 millino mark at the global box office. While this is not a home run by any stretch of the imagination, it is a stronger performance than it looked like this film would get.

This last weekend saw the movie pulling in a respectable $28.2 million. This means that on its fifth weekend since opening it nearly matched its opening weekend. Currently it is sitting at $314.5 million at the global box office. If it continues on its current tragectory, the film could pull in $420 million to $500 million before it ends its run.

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As the movie continues to move forward in theaters, it has moved past some other recent animated releases from The Walt Disney Company. Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear pulled in $226.4 million globally last year at the global box office. Disney’s Encanto pulled in $256.8 million globally. Currently Elemental is the most successful animated film to come out of The Walt Disney Company since the pandemic.

While Elemental is showing some progress at the box office, it still has quite a ways to go to truly be considered a success. The film has a reported budget of $200 million so would need to bring in $400 million before it turns a profit. The next milestone after that would be to get it into the general box office pull for Pixar films, which are generally fairly strong. It is already on track to pass The Good Dinosaur ($333.7 million globally), which was generally considered a flop. The next goalpost would be A Bug’s Life and its $363 million globally.

Here is a look at how Pixar movies have done at the global box office through the years:

  1. Toy Story – $365,270,951
  2. A Bug’s Life – $363,095,319
  3. Toy Story 2 – $511,358,276
  4. Monsters, Inc. – $560,483,719
  5. Finding Nemo – $936,094,852
  6. The Incredibles – $631,441,092
  7. Cars – $461,630,558
  8. Ratatouille – $626,549,695
  9. WALL-E – $532,508,025
  10. Up – $731,463,377
  11. Toy Story 3 – $1,068,879,522
  12. Cars 2 – $560,155,383
  13. Brave – $554,606,532
  14. Monsters University – $743,455,810
  15. Inside Out – $850,566,343
  16. The Good Dinosaur – $333,771,037
  17. Finding Dory – $1,025,006,125
  18. Cars 3 – $383,541,369
  19. Coco – $796,959,405
  20. Incredibles 2 – $1,242,805,359
  21. Toy Story 4 – $1,073,064,540
  22. Onward – $133,357,601
  23. Soul – $118,711,648
  24. Luca – $49,788,012
  25. Turning Red – $10,872,141
  26. Lightyear – $226,425,420

The continued growth at the box office for Elemental could be seeing some stiff headwinds as Barbie and Oppenheimer arrive in theaters. Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One will also continue to take space at the global office as well.

What do you think of the continued progress of Elemental? Did you see it in theaters? Are you going to? The movie continues to be shown on the big screen. Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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