After a long time, we can finally see Robert Downey playing a role other than Tony Stark. His last movie in which he didn’t play Iron man was The Judge in 2014. There is no question about how much success he can bring as Iron man, but what about his normal movies? Maybe it’s time we find out.
Certainly, there are lots of factors affecting how much the movie can make in the opening weekend, and we can’t guess it wildly. Box office pro estimations set the opening weekend earnings in a range of $30 and $50, and the total income to be between $120-$170M. The movie will need lady luck so that the international market finds it enjoyable, to cover up the budget.
Robert Downey, Jr. Dolittle Budget
Talking about the budget, it was around $175M, excluding the marketing costs. Major reshoots were made when the film was returned which went on for 21 days and some photography as well.
Earlier, the release date was supposed to be April of 2019, which got delayed until January 2020.
What kind of film will be Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle?
Good news for all the kids out there is, it is focused on them and more like a family film. Many A-list voice stars will also feature in the movie, including Spiderman star Tom Holland. Kids’ movies can go without critics, so that is another plus point for the movie.
Comparison with Dr. Dolittle of 1998
A comparison has been made with 1998’s movie Dr. Dolittle which made $300, and the budget was only $70. The movie had a total of 4 sequels. We cannot tell if the plan to make another Dolittle movie was bad; after all, we have Robert Downey Jr’s charm, which can’t be underestimated.
There is some competition that Dolittle might face like Bad Boys for life that will target the adult audience. Then there is Star Wars: The Rise of skywalker and Jumanji: The next level. We cannot conclude that these movies can threaten Dolittle except if the movie disappoints the viewers itself.