Released simultaneously in theaters and on the Paramount + streaming service in the United States, the live-action “Clifford – The Red Dog Giant” surprised when it premiered, grossing $ 2.3 million at the box office.
Projections indicate that the feature film is expected to debut with US $ 15-17 million in the first weekend in the country.
For comparison, a few months ago the “Dog Patrol” animation debuted with $ 13 million at the North American box office and performed well on the Paramount + platform, which has already earned the green light for a production suite.
“We love this neighborhood and we love these characters,” producer Jordan Kerner recently said. “If we’re doing a sequel, we want to better explore this universe. At the start of the movie, Clifford’s mother and brothers are taken away and we don’t know where they are.
The feature will hit national theaters on December 2.
Directed by Walt Becker, “Clifford” is based on the novels of the same name by Norman Bridwell, which revolve around a dog and its owner, Emily Elizabeth. The film, starring Darby Camp (“Big Little Lies”), will see the young girl trying to balance her life at home and at school until she crosses paths with the main character, believing he is. destined to become his best friend. What she doesn’t foresee is the sporadic growth of Clifford, who transforms into a gigantic animal and ends up attracting the attention of a geneticist company that wants to kidnap him.
John Cleese, Sienna Guilory, Izaac Wang, Kenan Thompson, Rosie Perez and David Alan Grier complete the cast.
Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Annie Mumolo and Stan Chervin are in charge of the screenplay.
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