Walt Disney Animation’s “Weird World” received a “B” rating from CinemaScore upon release on Wednesday.
According to one Twitter user, this score is the lowest in the history of Disney cartoons since 1991, when CinemaScore began conducting audience polls on the studio’s films.
The following is a list of CinemaScore scores for Walt Disney Animation Studios films dating back to 1991 (Note: Fantasia 2000 did not receive a CinemaScore.):
- Beauty and the Beast (1991): A+
- Aladdin (1992): A+
- The Lion King (1994): A+
- Pocahontas (1995): A-
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996): A
- Hercules (1997): A
- Mulan (1998): A+
- Tarzan (1999): A
- Dinosaur (2000): A
- Emperor’s New Groove (2000): A
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001): A
- Lilo & Stitch (2002): A
- Treasure Planet (2002): A-
- Brother Bear (2003): A
- Proving Ground House (2004): A-
- Little Chicken (2005): A-
- Meet the Robinsons (2007): A-
- Bolt (2008): A-
- The Princess and the Frog (2009): A
- Tangled (2010): A+
- Winnie the Pooh (2011): A-
- Ruin It Ralph (2012): A
- Frozen (2013): A+
- Big Hero 6 (2014): A
- Zootopia (2016): A
- Moana (2016): A
- Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018): A-
- Frozen 2 (2019): A-
- Raya and the Last Dragon (2021): A
- Encanto (2021): A
A spokesperson for CinemaScore did not immediately respond to The Wrap’s request for comment.
According to the CinemaScore website, major film release ratings in the US and Canada, which range from A+ to F, are calculated by polling “a regionally balanced and statistically robust sample of moviegoers at the start of the night”.
Pollers provide audience members with a six-question bulletin, including a rating scale, buying and rent percentages, and demographics, to be answered by flipping back the tabs on the bulletin. After the film is over, the audience returns the ballots to the sociologists, who tabulate the data and send the results to CinemaScore.
CinemaScore does not automatically poll or report on social media for films that open on fewer than 1,500 screens. In this case, the film studio or producers may privately enter into a survey contract with CinemaScore that uses the same methodology as the public survey. However, CinemaScore will not disclose the score publicly without permission from the contracting party.
While the CinemaScore poll measures a film’s appeal to theater audiences, it does not provide a definitive answer to whether a film will do well or not at the box office.
Weird World grossed $4.2 million on its opening day Wednesday from 4,174 locations across the US and Canada.
In addition to a B rating from CinemaScore, the film received a 75% critical rating and a 59% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of publication.