Disney’s A Christmas Carol Opens Weaker Than Expected

by All Things Mouse Staff on November 8, 2009
Disney Movies

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.

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