Disney is in a previously known spot as the latest release Raya and the last dragon the weekend box office has led. While the animated fantasy / adventure is also available on Disney + via Premier Access (meaning subscribers can pay an extra $ 30 to stream it), the title earned $ 8.6 million in its first weekend of release. That was good enough to beat the competition in a still poor but improving box office landscape.
Raya and the last dragon stars Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina. Critics generally responded well to the original feature, which currently has a 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. One cannot help but wonder what it could have done under normal circumstances.
Last week, Tom and Jerry debuted at over $ 14 million, representing one of the best openings of the past year. The animation and live-action hybrid were down 53 percent in the second frame, worth $ 6.6 million. This is also a situation where the movie is currently streaming on HBO Max at no additional cost. It currently sits at a global total of $ 57.2 million.
At number three came the long-delayed YA adaptation Chaos Walking. Starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, the movie cost $ 3.4 million. The response was not too friendly from critics, and Lionsgate eventually decided to cut its losses. The Doug Liman-directed blockbuster is said to have a budget of north of $ 100 million. So those losses will be significant to say the least. Especially considering that it has brought in just $ 2.6 million overseas to date.
Rounding out the top five were Boogie, a new special issue from Focus Features that grossed $ 1.2 million. That future was largely fueled by theaters in New York City, which finally reopened this weekend. Rounding out the top five was Croods: A New Age with $ 780,000. The animated sequel just keeps dragging on, with a domestic total of $ 53.6 million
The opening of the theaters in New York City is a signal that, very slowly, things may be getting back on track. The distribution of vaccines is increasing. If all goes well, maybe at the beginning of the summer, we should be able to see the box office results right again, without any painful caveats. That, in turn, would pave the way for blockbusters to truly return and curb further release date delays. But we are not quite there yet. You can check out the full list of the top ten earners in the weekend box office below. These figures come to us through The Numbers.
1. Raya and the last dragon – $ 8.6 million
2. Tom and Jerry – $ 6.6 million
3. Chaos running $ 3.4 million
4. Boogie – $ 1.2 million
5. The Croods: A New Age – $ 780,000
6. The little things – $ 550,000
7. Wonder Woman 1984 $ 511,000
8. The sniper – $ 500,000
9. Judas and the Black Messiah – $ 282,000
10. Monster Hunter – $ 260,000
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