Monday, August 12, 2019

Nickelodeon Movies' ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Discovers Gold at the Box Office [Continuous Updates]

Dora the Explorer’s quest at the box office has begun as Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures’ Dora and the Lost City of Gold earned a solid $1.25 million (USD) from Thursday (August 8, 2019) preview screenings! Previews for the movie started at 4:00 p.m.


By comparison, the last film produced by Nickelodeon Movies, Wonder Park, earned $700,000 (USD) from previews in March 2019.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is being estimated to earn $6M by the end of today (Friday, August 9, 2019), including last night’s $1.25M.

Update (8/12) - Dora and the Lost City of Gold opened in fourth place with $17 million, as analysts projected.

Internationally, Dora And The Lost City Of Gold traveled to its first 11 markets for a $2.5M start that was led by Russia’s $878K. Rollout will continue through October in order to take advantage of holidays and play outside the current competition. So far, the Nick Flick has made $19.5M at the global box office.

Some stats: Dora And The Lost City Of Gold's is being made up by 8% movie-goers aged 13-17, and 15% aged 18-24, with parents and kids under 12 repping 43% of the audience in updated comScore/Screen Engine PostTrak exits. Dora was very strong, with Latinx audiences driving 46% of its audience, with Caucasians at 32%, African Americans at 11%, and Asian at 10%. 38% of the audience has been female.

It may have just been released in theatres, but Paramount are already taking pre-orders for Dora and the Lost City of Gold on DVD and Blu-ray on Amazon.com! The formats currently up on Amazon are:

Dora and the Lost City of Gold on Blu-ray combo.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold on DVD.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold on Amazon Prime Video (in 4K Ultra HD).

A physical 4K Ultra HD format pre-order has not yet appeared.

Update (8/11) - Dora and the Lost City of Gold earnt $6.47 million on Friday, including $1.25 million in Thursday previews. That positions the $49 million-budgeted adaptation of the classic preschool toon for an opening weekend between $17.5 million and $19.5 million. The film also earned an A from Cinemascore and decent reviews, which could bode well for word of mouth. In terms of demos, 40 percent of ticket buyers were Hispanic, followed by Caucasian (37 percent), Asian/Other (12 percent) and African-American (11 percent).

Paramount is projecting a $15-17 million opening for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which was produced on a $49 million budget. The movie was co-financed by Walden Media and Media Rights Capital.

The hope here for Paramount this weekend given such a prime piece of Viacom IP is that Dora dashes past $20M and over-indexes (as it should for a property that since 2002 has reportedly accounted for well north of $11 billion in worldwide consumer sales).

Directed by James Bobin, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a slightly more mature but still family friendly spin on the Dora the Explorer Nick Jr. preschool TV series, as Dora (Isabela Moner) teams up with her cousin Diego and a strange jungle inhabitant (Jeff Wahlberg and Eugenio Derbez) to rescue her captured parents (Eva Longoria and Michael Peña).

The film currently has a 82% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

During previews night, families repped 55% of Dora‘s audience, with parents giving the pic 4 1/2 stars and kids under 12 3 1/2 stars in PostTrak exits. The turnout was 44% Hispanic, 39% Caucasian, 7% Asian and 4% African American. Moms led the way at 59%, with girls under 12 outnumbering boys at 59% as well. In overall audience make-up females under 25 repped 31% of the crowd, females over 25 repped 26%, men under 25 were 24%, and men over 25 at 19%. Dora is 77% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, but these exits are more powerful and will propel her.

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Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeff Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

11-time Emmy and four-time BAFTA nominee director James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass) has assembled a cast of diverse superstars to star in the movie, including: Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Transformers: The Last Knight) as Dora, Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, Overboard) as Dora's mother, Elena; Michael Peña as Dora's father; Eugenio Derbez (Overboard, Instructions Not Included; How to Be A Latin Lover), who plays Alejandro, a mysterious jungle inhabitant who tries to protect the teenagers from the marauders; Jeffrey Wahlberg (Future World, Ballers, Counterpart, Reefa) in the role of cousin Diego; Nicholas Coombe (Spy Kids: Mission Control, Midnight Sun) as Randy, a fellow high schooler who develops an immediate crush on Dora; Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Tidelands) as the school’s snooty class president, Sammy; Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros, Thor, The 33) as Dora’s grandma, Abuelita Valerie; Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern, Moana), who will play the role of Powell; Q’orianka Kilcher (The Alienist), who will play Inca Princess Kawillaka; Pia Miller (Home and Away) as Dora's aunt Mami; Madelyn Miranda, who portrays Young Dora; Benicio del Toro as the voice of Swiper the fox, Danny Trejo as the voice of Boots the Monkey; and Marc Weiner (Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Dora and Friends: Into the City, Weinerville) as the voice of Map.



Dora and the Lost City of Gold credits:

Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players and Nickelodeon Movies Present
In Association with Walden Media
A Burr! Productions Production
A James Bobin Film
“Dora and the Lost City of Gold”

Executive Producers Julia Pistor, Eugenio Derbez, John G. Scotti
Produced by Kristin Burr
Story by Tom Wheeler
Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller and Matthew Robinson
Directed by James Bobin

Following it's North American release, Dora and the Lost City of Gold will rollout internationally, including in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on Friday 16th August 2019! Click the following link for a full list of international release dates for Dora and the Lost City of Gold!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2019/08/dora-prepares-to-leave-jungle-in-new.html

Follow the movie online:
Web - dora.movie
Facebook - http://facebook.com/DoraMovie
Twitter - @DoraMovie
Instagram - @DoraMovie
Hashtags: #DoraMovie #DoraAndTheLostCityOfGold

More Nick: Isabela Moner Adopts Three-Legged Dog She Found Whilst Filming 'Dora And The Lost City Of Gold' in Australia!

Originally published: Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12:00 (am) BST.

Original sources: TheWrap, Deadline; Additional sources: @TVShowsFan, TheHDRroom.
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