Los Angeles (AP) – North American audiences are not staying away from theaters amid virus concerns according to the weekendâ€™s box office numbers. Disney and Pixarâ€™s â€œOnwardâ€ topped the charts as expected and the Ben Affleck basketball drama â€œThe Way Backâ€ also opened normally.
â€œOnwardâ€ earned $40 million from 4,310 North American locations, according to studio estimates on Sunday. It’s on the lower end of openings for the studio, more in line with â€œThe Good Dinosaur’sâ€ launch in 2015. The film â€œOnwardâ€ is an original story about two brothers voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland.
Internationally it picked up $28 million. Disney noted that outside of Asia-Pacific regions, coronavirus concerns have not made a material impact.
Universal and Blumhouse’s â€œThe Invisible Manâ€ fell to second place in its second weekend with $15.2 million. In third place, Warner Bros.’ â€œThe Way Backâ€ picked up $8.5 million from largely older audiences.