'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office with a disappointing $45 million in its opening weekend

Tim Burton-directed film has earned an estimated $45 million domestically against a $170 million production budget


                            'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office with a disappointing $45 million in its opening weekend

By Lindsey Bahr

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's "Dumbo" isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have.

The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the Tim Burton-directed film has earned an estimated $45 million domestically against a $170 million production budget. It's less than half of what "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Jungle Book" opened to.

'Dumbo' has earned just $45 million in its opening weekend (Disney via AP) 

"Dumbo" did bump Jordan Peele's "Us" to second place. "Us" added $33.6 million, bringing its domestic total to $128.2 million in its second week.

"Captain Marvel" landed in third place with an additional $20 million. It's now earned over $350 million in North America.

"Five Feet Apart" took fourth place with $6.3 million and the faith-based pregnancy movie "Unplanned" rounded out the top five with $6.1 million.