DVD Release DateNapoleon Outshines Wish in Tuesday Box Office Previews

Napoleon Outshines Wish in Tuesday Box Office Previews

  • Napoleon earned $3 million during Tuesday’s previews, outperforming Wish’s $2.3 million.
  • The Hunger Games prequel brought in an impressive $6.5 million.
  • Despite higher ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, Wish’s family-friendly rating may bring in more audiences over Thanksgiving weekend.

Two centuries after the emperor’s demise, Napoleon Bonaparte has scored a small victory against Disney with Ridley Scott’s historical drama Napoleon, beating the animated film Wish in early screenings. The conquest may be short-lived, though, as the five-day Thanksgiving weekend presents a bigger challenge between the two films.

The Numbers reports that Napoleon made $3 million domestically, while Wish came in with $2.3 million – including the $500,000 earned during sneak peeks on November 18th. As both movies are relatively new, neither has received a CinemaScore for audience reception or rating.

In contrast, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes triumphed on Tuesday, bringing in an impressive $6.5 million. Although Napoleon won the first round, Disney’s Wish is expected to emerge victorious over the weekend, with projections showing earnings of around $50 million compared to Napoleon’s expected $20-$25 million.

Critics on Rotten Tomatoes currently favor Napoleon with a 65% rating, while Wish only holds a 49% rating. However, the audience score for Wish is much higher at 81% compared to Napoleon’s 69%. Ultimately, with families seeking entertainment over the Thanksgiving weekend, Wish’s PG rating may be the deciding factor, offering a more family-friendly option against Napoleon’s R-rating.

For a better understanding of what to expect when watching Napoleon, fans are encouraged to check out MovieWeb’s review. Additionally, an exclusive interview with Wish’s Chris Pine is available for those interested in learning more about Disney’s latest animated film.