Did Chapek green light this movie? Sounds like an hour and a half Black Friday commercial reminding everyone about all the great Princess IP Disney owns, from Entertainment Weekly, which is very friendly to Disney...
Wish is cute for a feature-length Disney advertisement
Yep…long before Chap-ODevelopment of Wish began in 2018.
That's usually not a good sign.Lots of writers on this one.
Jennifer Lee...(screenplay by)
&Allison Moore...(screenplay by)
Jennifer Lee...(story by) &
Chris Buck...(story by) &
Fawn Veerasunthorn...(story by) &
Allison Moore...(story by)
Carlos López Estrada...(additional story material by) &
Andrew Rothschild...(additional story material by)
Rotten Tomatoes has it at 53%. That ranks it between Oliver & Company and Home on the Range. They are in Planes: Fire & Rescue badness.That's usually not a good sign.
Rotten Tomatoes has it at 53%. That ranks it between Oliver & Company and Home on the Range. They are in Planes: Fire & Rescue badness.
We celebrate the best Disney animated movies, from Snow White and Pinocchio to Little Mermaid, Lion King, Aladdin, Frozen, and beyond!editorial.rottentomatoes.com
This pooch is screwed.
Wish feels a bit like Pocahontas in the sense that you can feel this was orchestrated by corporate hit all of the notes of a classic Disney movie and become a big hit, but lacking the passion and inspiration of the truly great Disney films.Pocahontas Critics Consensus: Pocahontas means well, and has moments of startling beauty, but it's largely a bland, uninspired effort, with uneven plotting and an unfortunate lack of fun.
Sounds like Wish.
That will be difficult considering how divided the critics have been on this one. Then again there have been some Disney movies that received mixed reviews but still did solid business (Chicken Little, believe it or not, was a box office success, despite its negative critical reception, as was Robin Hood, Oliver and Company, Meet the Robinsons, etc.) I'm not getting involved in this. I'm staying neutral.I'm on it!
In order to break even at the global box office, Wish will need to hit the high end of its box office forecasting domestically and then also overperform at the overseas box office. The foreign market must be very strong, even if Wish hits its high end of forecast with an $86 Million 5-day opening holiday weekend and a $289 Million total domestic run.
Wish cost $200 Million to produce, and another $100 Million for its recent carpet-bombing media campaign. (I can't escape the commercials on YouTube or my local TV stations lately!)
Wish will need to make $315 Million overseas on top of a domestic $290 Million to break even at the global box office.
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Quoting myself because now, just a few hours later, Wish is down to 51% on the Tomatometer.It's now down to 54% on the Tomatometer. But when you toggle to Top Critics, it gets worse by the hour...
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