DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ is on its way to its theatrical debut, but there are no high hopes for it, be it at the box office or critically. Even though DreamWorks Animation and Universal’s recent report card is too promising, it doesn’t matter for ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken‘ as there is no buzz and no special demand surrounding the film. In such a situation, the expectations of the makers and industry experts for the film to perform well at the box office are low, which won’t be particularly significant for Universal and DreamWorks.
Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken Box Office Prediction
With the lackluster buzz and no theatrical demand from the audience, ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ is going for a dull start at the box office, with opening projections at $10-12 million at the domestic box office across the 3600+ theaters in the USA— this disappointing debut is discouraging for successful productions like DreamWorks and Universal Pictures, who have invested decent in it. Adding to the woes, ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ is set to release alongside Lucasfilm’s ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’, which ensure diminishes its prospects as the film’s buzz is not in favor of clash, making the situation even more grim.
According to industry sources, DreamWorks and Universal have spent massively on marketing ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ compared to its production cost. In order to recover these expenses and make a profit, the film needs to perform exceptionally well at the box office. However, the film’s prospects domestically and overseas are not promising, making a successful outcome at the box office impossible. Industry estimates suggest that ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ will conclude its box office run with just $20-25 million domestically and $50 million globally. These numbers fall short of the film’s marketing costs, highlighting what a significant flop it is for DreamWorks and Universal Pictures.
However, it is worth noting that DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots 2’ also had a poor box office projection initially, but due to strong word of mouth, the film ended up performing well at the box office. This success is not limited to ‘Puss in Boots 2’ alone; other productions have also achieved success based on positive word of mouth. If ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ manages to garner audience support through word of mouth, there is a chance that it could not only recover its costs but also generate profit for the makers. However, at the moment, the chances of this happening are slim, possibly even non-existent.