Man I'd like to see where you get your figures from.
Okay, I've got a source here, let me go back over those movies.
Probably the biggest of Disney's movies. Over a two week period it made 100 million dollars, or about 40 million in it's first week. We'll go by 2 weeks though, as I feel that's a good track of how a movie days when released.
Same two week period it ended up doing 40 million.
>Beauty and the Beast
Had an initial slump opening week but still pulled in 26 million around the two week mark.
>The Little Mermaid
22 million over a two week period.
So about 20 million or so and it's probably safe to call the movie financially viable.
43 million first two weeks, 20 million opening. Made back it's money. 90 million to make, 180 made back.
27 million over two weeks but was only shown for 11 weeks instead of the usual 30 that Disney does. This movie cost 140 million to make but only made back 91 million. It was also released the same week as Die Another Day, a bond film and a week out from Chamber of Secrets.
>Emperor's New Groove
50 million over 2 weeks, 24 million over one week. Cost 100 million to make, made back 160 million. So it's like Atlantis, made back it's money but didn't break 200 million that the studio executives probably wanted.
Now to put into perspective how Turning Red is doing.
This was just when Corona was hitting, March 2020. Was out for 2 weeks, made 60 million domestic in those 2 weeks. Made a total of ~130 million. Costed somewhere 175 - 200 million to make. Probably lost money on this one.
This was just when the pandemic was in full swing, Oct 2020. No domestic figures because it was on Disney+ but international numbers are 120 million, half of that being China. It cost 150 to make but with the domestic Disney+ numbers, probably made back it's money.
This was back last November, when restrictions were starting to ease. 40 million opening week, 58 million over 2 weeks. 227 million made, cost
120 - 150 million to make.
Turning Red (2022)
Dumped directly onto Disney+, meaning no domestic numbers. The only international figures are from places like Saudi Arabia where it made only 4 million. This movie cost 175 million to produce. One would think Disney is eating the turd sandwhich and dumping it to Disney+ to hid domestic box office figures since they're not obligated to disclose said figures.
Before you say "It could make up those numbers in the coming weeks." Sonic 2 is coming out in actual theaters that alot of people are probably going to see. It wouldn't surprise me if Turning Red does end up losing Disney money.