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Family Films Again Dominate as Raya and the Last Dragon Wins the Weekend Box Office

Raya and the Last Dragon

Family films have been a bright spot in the rough movie theater business. Raya and the Last Dragon topped the weekend box office taking in an estimated $8.6 million domestically. The film also earned an estimated $17.6 million at the international box office delivering $26.2 million worldwide. The film also debuted to be purchased on Disney+. It’s unknown currently what those numbers have returned though Disney has released some data to show off the success of their strategy, though that has been choosey as to what to release.

The film opened below Warner Bros.’ Tom and Jerry which earned $14.1 million last weekend and also had a dual release on HBO Max. What’s interesting is that film was free while Raya and the Last Dragon cost additional dollars on Disney+. Raya and the Last Dragon lost out on about 250 locations due to a dispute between Disney and Cinamark, the third-largest theater chain in North America.

In second place was Tom and Jerry, last weekend’s champ. The film added $6.6 million to its domestic total to bring it to $23 million in two weeks. The film also earned about $9.2 million over the week internationally. The movie has grossed $34.3 million internationally. Worldwide, the film has brought in $57.3 million after two weekends.

Chaos Walking is another debut film. It came in third earning $3.8 million domestically. The Lionsgate film also grossed $2.6 million internationally for a worldwide total of $6.4 million.

Boogie was also a debut and grossed $1.2 million domestically. There’s no international number so far for the Focus Features film.

Rounding out the top five was The Croods: A New Age which was second last weekend. The film earned an estimated $780,000 to bring its domestic total to $53.6 million after 15 weeks. Internationally, the film earned about $300,000 to bring that total to a little under $104.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $157.7 million.

In comic film news…

Wonder Woman 1984 is still handing in there and dropped to seventh for the weekend. The film earned an estimated $511,000 to bring its domestic total to $44.4 million after 11 weeks. The film also grossed about $700,000 over the week internationally to bring that total to $118.1 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $162.5 million.

Initial numbers have 31 films earning $24,116,232 from 19,976 theaters. That’s an improvement on last weekend’s 35 films which earned $20,785,270 from 18,830 theaters. The average earning was $1,207.26 an improvement on the previous weekend’s $1,103.84.