Disney Strange world received the worst audience rating in Disney animation history.
Directed by Dom Hall and Quy Nguyen, the epic film is the studio’s 61st animated film, featuring the Clades family as they explore the mysterious planet Avalonia.
Before its release, the film generated controversy as the film was banned in a number of countries due to its queer on-screen representation. It was met with average critical reception, currently holding a 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It’s hard to say if it was Strange world will thrive in the lead-up to the holidays, but his audience score may indicate that Disney’s latest release has such a bright future.
“Weird World” Grade B
Disney’s latest blockbuster Strange world, got the worst Audience score in the legendary history of the animation studio.
The film by Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid and Gabrielle Union received critical acclaim. “B” CinemaScore rating from moviegoers, putting it on par with films such as Amsterdam, Dogmaand Michael Bay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
As mentioned above, this is the worst rating for a Disney animated film and the only one to drop below. “BUT-.” The earliest film recorded at the studio is 1991. The beauty and the Beast.
CinemaScore is a calculated average of ratings given by moviegoers directly from theaters, so it is based entirely on the initial reaction of the general public.
The full list of Walt Disney Animation Studios Cinemascores can be seen below:
- The beauty and the Beast: A+
- Aladdin: A+
- The Lion King: A+
- Pocahontas: BUT-
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame: BUT
- Hercules: BUT
- Mulan: A+
- Tarzan: BUT
- Fantasy 2000: [No data]
- Dinosaur: BUT
- Emperor’s New Groove: BUT
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire: BUT
- Lilo and Stitch: BUT
- treasure planet: BUT-
- brother bear: BUT
- House on the landfill: BUT-
- Chicken Little: BUT-
- Visit the Robinsons: BUT-
- Bolt: BUT-
- The Princess and the Frog: BUT
- confused: A+
- Winnie the Pooh: BUT-
- Wreck-It Ralph: BUT
- frozen: A+
- Big hero 6: BUT
- Zootopia: BUT
- Moana: BUT
- Ralph Breaks the Internet: BUT-
- frozen 2: BUT-
- Raya and the last dragon: BUT
- Encanto: BUT
- Strange world: B
Is Disney’s Weird World in Trouble?
Disney Strange world was always going to have an uphill battle. It’s an animated sci-fi adventure inspired by tabloid magazines from the early 20th century. It was a niche title from the start and it was assumed that the power of the star and the name of Disney could bring it to a wide audience.
If the movie was good enough to carry a solid word of mouth, then maybe it could be a hit. However, the combination of lackluster reviews and that record breaking Cinemascore could spell the doom for Disney’s latest blockbuster.
Of course, all this should be taken with a great deal of skepticism. The Audience Score is by no means a scientific metric. It’s just a reaction count, tabulated right after the movie ends.
To put it in perspective, earlier this summer Thor: Love and Thunder received “B+” Cinemascore, putting it in the same conversation as critical flops like David Ayer. Suicide Squad as well as The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Bye Love and Thunder was by no means perfect, it seems a bit ridiculous to say that it is on the same level as some of the worst films in comic book history.
So all there is to say about it “B” the mark must not be the mark of death for Strange world.
Strange world now in theaters around the world.