Disney’s latest animated movie “Wish” and Sony’s Ridley Scott-directed historical drama “Napoleon” had previews last night ahead of their five-day Thanksgiving day holiday weekend releases that began today.

The result is the French conqueror came out on top with $3 million in previews, beating “Wish” which snagged $2.3 million. However, the family-friendly animated movie is expected to beat its rival by the end of Sunday.

“Wish” is reportedly on track to make $35 million over the typical Friday-Sunday box-office weekend, and up to $45-50 million over the Wednesday-Sunday five-day period.

“Napoleon” on the other is projected to make $16 million over the regular weekend and $22 million over the extended holiday frame. Apple is the film’s backer but Sony is distributing it – a similar arrangement to “Killers of the Flower Moon” which had Paramount as a distributor.

Disney often dominates the Thanksgiving holiday but “Wish” would mark a quiet opening – nowhere near the flop of last year’s “Strange World” which took $18 million in five days, and better than pandemic-impacted “Encanto” which made $40.3 million in its launch, but behind the likes of “Coco” $71 million or “Ralph Breaks the Internet” with $84.6 million.

Reviews for both films have been mixed with “Wish” coming in at 47% (5.6/10) and “Napoleon” at 65% (6.5/10) on Rotten Tomatoes.

Source: Variety

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