Disney’s new movie, a Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey, had an opening weekend lower than experts predicted, but still managed to rake in a solid $31 million.
Disney, for its part, did not appear concerned over the missed target. According to them, the movie did meet their internal expectations.
A Christmas Carol was directed by Robert Zemeckis using motion-capture animation. It features the likeness of Jim Carrey in the starring role of Ebenezer Scrooge as well as the three ghosts who visit him in a re-telling of the classic Charles Dicken’s tale.
Zemeckis was the director of another motion-capture holiday movie in 2004 called The Polar Express. It also opened in early November as well to lackluster box office receipts of only $23 million for the weekend. However, it had amazing stamina in the theaters as movie-goers got into the holiday spirit. By the time it closed, it garnered $180 million domestically.
Disney is confident A Christmas Carol is in for the same fate.