No surprise here: Disney is capitalizing on last weekend’s success of Cruel in theaters and on Disney + Premier, with a sequel already in the works with cinematographer Craig Gillespie and writer Tony McNamara looking to team up again.
A Disney spokesperson said, “We are very pleased with Cruel‘s box office success, in conjunction with its strong Disney + Premier Access performance to date. The film was incredibly well received by audiences around the world, with an audience score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes in addition to A’s in every demographic of CinemaScore on opening weekend, ranking it among the most popular. of our live reimaginations. We look forward to the long haul as audiences continue to enjoy this fantastic film. “
During the four days of Memorial Day, Cruel starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson grossed $ 26.5 million at the North American box office, where it opened on 3,892 screens. As for its PVOD numbers, the Disney 101 Dalmatians live-action spin-off has been viewed by 686,000 US households, according to data from Samba TV.
Most of Disney’s live spinoffs of its iconic animated brands have resulted in sequels, Maleficent at The Lion King and Aladdin with the last two in development.