The bridge begins to collapse under the intense heat, causing Grace and Jack's truck to fall through, Gavin then abandons his attack and tries to save them from death. Gavin and his men locate Pete and Elliot's treehouse, but when they try to search it, Elliot reveals himself and scares them away. However, many box office critics did not worry about the opening figure, given the film's modest budget, and the fact that the film is not anywhere near as well known as those films' respective source material. [36] It had just a 1% drop in attendance in the U.K. in its second weekend. Pete gives Grace a drawing of Elliot and she shows her father, Meacham, who says he discovered the same dragon as a young man. [43], Glenn Kenny of The New York Times felt mixed about the film in his review saying, "It is slightly unfair to say that this reboot of Pete's Dragon is middling on a larger scale, but it's not entirely inaccurate either. Disney intended to rework the core story as a dramatic story, rather than a musical. Though the song was not used in the film, it was re-recorded by Okkervil River for the 2016 soundtrack. "[40] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film 3 out of 4 stars and wrote, "Thanks to director David Lowery's humanizing magic, this tale of an orphan boy and a dragon is that rare family film you really can take to heart. After realizing that Pete has vanished, Elliot stumbles around looking for him and ends up knocking over a tree near the lumber camp, leading Gavin to organize a hunting party to find him. than the original, but that's OK (B+)", "Pete's Dragon asks its audience to side with magic over cynicism", "Review: In 'Pete's Dragon,' a Magical Bond in Peril Again", "Disney's Pete's Dragon Honored with the Truly Moving Picture Award", "Justin Timberlake and Kevin Hart Lead Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Nominations", "Saturn Awards Nominations 2017: 'Rogue One,' 'Walking Dead' Lead", "November 29, 2016: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pete%27s_Dragon_(2016_film)&oldid=982810643, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 14:00. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford. [14] On January 29, Karl Urban replaced Hall. [4] The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $143 million worldwide against a $65 million production budget.[2]. The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who happens to be a dragon. Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore was originally chosen to write the music for the film. Pete's Dragon premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on August 8, 2016 and was theatrically released in the United States in 2D, Disney Digital 3-D, and RealD 3D formats on August 12, 2016, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. "[42] Barry Hertz of The Globe and Mail praised the film for its sincerity as well as its "honest effort to entertain and enthrall" audiences rather than simply being a cash grab. – Final Tuesday Update", "Universal Pictures 'Pets' Collars $674M WW; 'Suicide Squad' Necks $575M Through Sunday – Intl B.O. The website's critical consensus reads, "Pete's Dragon continues Disney's current live-action winning streak with an update that gives the original a visual overhaul without overwhelming its sweet, soulful charm. [13] On January 9, Michael C. Hall was also added to the cast. [19] On February 10, 2015, a press release confirmed that principal photography had commenced. [35] Moreover, it also opened in France ($1.8 million). He follows them to town trying to find Pete. [20][21] Production concluded on April 30, 2015.[22]. [8][18] Live-action filming locations included Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Wellington, while CGI was done at Stone Street Studios. [15], Principal photography commenced in January 2015 in New Zealand, with Lowery directing. [12] On January 7, 2015, Wes Bentley joined the cast of the film. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an approval rating of 88%, based on 240 reviews, with an average rating of 7.39/10. It set the new work in the Pacific Northwest of the early 1980s, rather than the Northern New England of the early 1900s in the 1977 film. ", "Robert Redford in Talks for Disney's 'Pete's Dragon, "Filming Begins on PETE'S DRAGON Remake; Karl Urban and Wes Bentley Join Cast", "Disney Finds Its Pete For 'Pete's Dragon' Remake", "Bryce Dallas Howard in Talks to Join 'Pete's Dragon, "Wes Bentley Joins Robert Redford in Disney Remake 'Pete's Dragon, "Michael C. Hall Joins Disney's 'Pete's Dragon' Remake", "Karl Urban to Replace Michael C. 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The dragon, Elliot, was entirely animated by Weta Digital in CGI, instead of the original hand-drawn animation. The film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1977 live-action/animated musical film of the same name written by Malcolm Marmorstein. Pete's parents are killed but he survives and is chased into the forest by a wolf pack, then rescued by a huge dragon with wings, green fur, and yellow eyes. [24] It was projected to gross $20–25 million in its opening weekend. "[37] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 71 out of 100, based on 42 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Not only has Elliot slowly faded from the town's memory, but Gavin has learned to be more scrupulous and has moved on from the experience. However, Elliot concludes that as long as they stay close together, Pete will always be in danger. [26][29] Disney's distribution chief Dave Hollis was optimistic that film would become profitable by saying, "People who are coming out of the theater are just loving it and their advocacy is going to help us put together a nice, solid run. "[41] Nancy Churnin of The Dallas Morning News gave the film a "B+" and said that while the remake, "may owe more to E.T. "[30] Forbes noted that the film did not have any box office draws other than the stellar reviews and the notion of another Disney "live-action fairy tale. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) แอ็งกรี เบิร์ดส เดอะ มูวี่ 2 6.4. In the years that follow, Grace and Jack marry and adopt Pete as their son. Before the authorities can inspect the dragon, Pete and Natalie free him from his chains and escape on a lumber truck with Meacham. Mia and the White Lion (2018) มีอากับมิตรภาพมหัศจรรย์ 6.4. Confused and frightened, Elliot perches on top of the bridge and starts breathing fire at the police. [6][7], The film was shot in live-action using Panavision Panaflex cameras. [16] Rehearsals began early January 2015,[17] while news reported the beginning of the shooting on January 26, 2015, set to last through April. Pete's Dragon is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by David Lowery, written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, and produced by James Whitaker. The next day, Pete, Grace, Natalie, and Meacham travel to the forest to meet Elliot. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.© Universal Pictures [27] The opening was reminiscent of Disney's July release The BFG, which also carried strong reviews into the weekend only to deliver $18.7 million in its first three days,[28] and far from the $67–116 million debuts of other Disney live action-adaptations, such as Cinderella, Maleficent, Oz: The Great and Powerful, The Jungle Book and Alice in Wonderland. [25][35], In stark contrast to the film's announcement, it was very well received. [50] The film topped the home video sales charts for the week ending on December 4, 2016. Pete is reluctant, and worried for Elliot's safety, but ultimately trusts the dragon's judgment. Pete's Dragon grossed $76.2 million in North America and $67.5 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $143.7 million, against a budget of $65 million. He points out Pete's book to encourage him to return to stay with Grace and Jack. [32] The following weekend, Pete's Dragon declined only 14.7%, grossing $6.5 million and moved up to fourth place. With a firefighting helicopter approaching, Pete flees with Elliot back to the woods. [26] In its opening weekend, it earned $21.5 million, finishing third at the box office, behind Suicide Squad and Sausage Party. [23] The soundtrack was released on August 12, 2016 by Walt Disney Records. [25] The film did not have Thursday night previews, and made $7 million on its first day, Friday. In 1977, 5-year-old Pete Healy is on a road trip with his parents when their car flips off the road after nearly colliding with a deer. [24] It earned a total of $5.3 million, with Russia ($1.5 million), Italy ($1.4 million) and the U.K. ($1.1 million) representing its largest takings. Candle on the Water was the only original song to be featured on the 2016 soundtrack from the 1977 soundtrack. "[26] Although the film witnessed a steep decline on its second Friday (-55%), it fell just by 47.2% on its second weekend, grossing $11.3 million. [39], Kyle Smith of The New York Post gave the film three-and-a-half out of four stars, and called it, "A cinematic enchantment" as well as, "one of the year’s best movies.