No surprise here: Disney is capitalizing on the success of Cruella last weekend in theaters and on Disney + Premier, with a sequel already in the works that will bring the director of the picture, Craig Gillespie, and writer Tony McNamara back together.
A Disney spokesperson said: “We are very happy with Cruellas Blockbuster, in coupled with its previous strong performance from Disney + Premier Access. The film was incredibly well received by viewers around the world, with a 97% viewer score on Rotten Tomatoes in addition to topping each demographic category on CinemaScore’s opening weekend, making it one of our most popular live-action re-interpretations. We look forward to a long time as the audience will continue to enjoy this fantastic film. “
During the four-day Memorial Day framework, Cruella grossed $ 26.5 million at the North American box office with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, where it hit 3,892 screens. As for the PVOD numbers, the live-action spin-off of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians spin-off has been seen by 686,000 U.S. households, according to Samba TV.
Most of Disney’s live-action spin-offs from its iconic animation brands have received sequels, from Maleficent to The Lion King and Aladdin, the latter two of which are in development.