WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Raya and the Last Dragon Dips 35% in Sophomore Frame, Retains Box Office Crown

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After enjoying two weekends of promising returns at the domestic box office with the debuts of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon ($8.5 million) and Warner Bros.’ Tom & Jerry ($14.1 million), the North American box office cooled off a bit over the mid-March frame as studios held off on releasing major new titles.

As a result, the top 5 remained unchanged from last weekend, with Raya again taking the crown with an estimated $5.5 million from 2,163 locations, a drop of 35%. The animated fantasy, which is also available to Disney+ subscribers on PVOD for $30, has a total of $15.84 million through its first ten days.

Warner Bros.’ Tom & Jerry repeated in second place in its third frame with an estimated $4.1 million (a drop of 38% from last weekend’s take), for a total of $28.2 million to date. The film’s top 10 markets were, in order: New York, Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco/Bay Area, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.

Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking held steady in third place with an estimated $2.25 million from 1,995 locations, a drop of 40% from last weekend’s debut. The Daisy Ridley-Tom Holland sci-fi stands at $6.9 million after its first ten days.

In fourth place, Focus Features’ Boogie took in an estimated $730k from 1,272 locations in its sophomore frame, a dip of 39% from last weekend’s debut. The total for the sports drama now stands at $2.28 million.

Rounding out the top 5 is The Croods: A New Age, which took in an estimated $520,000 in its 15th weekend of release. The total for the Universal/Dreamworks Animation sequel stands at $54.3 million.

Outside the top 5, Sony/Stage 6 Films’ Long Weekend took in an estimated $245k from 814 locations in its opening frame, giving the Finn Wittrock-Zoe Chao rom-com a per-location average of $300.

OVERSEAS

After taking back the global box office all-time crown from Avengers: Endgame on Saturday in its latest China re-release, Disney/Fox’s Avatar finished the weekend with an estimated three-day gross of $20.5 million in the country. Thirty percent of that total came from IMAX screens, which represent just 1% of total screens in China.

Finally, Tom & Jerry took in an estimated $2.6 million from 37 markets, bringing its international total to $38.7 million and its global tally to $66.9 million.


Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates

March 12-14, 2021

Title Estimated weekend % change Locations Location change Average Total Weekend Distributor
Raya and the Last Dragon $5,500,000 -35% 2,163 118 $2,543 $15,837,165 2 Walt Disney
Tom and Jerry $4,075,000 -38% 2,454 -109 $1,661 $28,150,000 3 Warner Bros.
Chaos Walking $2,250,000 -40% 1,995 15 $1,128 $6,911,407 2 Lionsgate
Boogie $730,000 -39% 1,272 20 $574 $2,277,660 2 Focus Features
The Croods: A New Age $520,000 -34% 1,440 -164 $361 $54,303,725 16 Universal
The Marksman $465,000 -7% 1,105 55 $421 $13,602,116 9 Open Road
Jathi Ratnalu $460,000   130   $3,538 $460,000 1  
The Little Things $400,000 -27% 1,303 -145 $307 $14,231,000 7 Warner Bros.
Wonder Woman 1984 $400,000 -22% 1,139 -78 $351 $44,953,000 12 Warner Bros.
The Father $312,500   865   $361 $312,500 1 Sony Pictures Classics
Long Weekend $245,000   814   $301 $245,000 1 Sony Pictures
Judas and the Black M… $168,000 -40% 777 -207 $216 $4,709,000 5 Warner Bros.
Lamb of God: The Conc… $150,000   104   $1,442 $150,000 1 Purdie
Dutch $135,618   202   $671 $135,618 1 Faith Med…
Monster Hunter $135,000 -46% 1,003 -71 $135 $14,588,320 13 Sony Pictures
Wrong Turn $107,897 -3% 140 -6 $771 $641,251 7 Saban Films
Land $101,000 -35% 859 -156 $118 $2,508,020 5 Focus Features
The War with Grandpa $92,371 -6% 435 -76 $212 $20,746,873 23 101 Studios
Promising Young Woman $90,000 -9% 497 -22 $181 $5,498,230 12 Focus Features
News of the World $75,000 -52% 703 -135 $107 $12,300,480 12 Universal
The Mauritanian $57,000 -37% 211 -41 $270 $746,464 5 STX Entertainment
Crisis $35,064 -68% 124 -86 $283 $404,738 3 Quiver
Come True $27,500   96   $286 $27,500 1 IFC Midnight
Blithe Spirit $14,500 -40% 41 -45 $354 $261,582 4 IFC Films
My Salinger Year $7,250 -75% 80 -43 $91 $45,308 2 IFC Films
The Vigil $2,000 -78% 12 -26 $167 $44,116 3 IFC Midnight
Dara Of Jasenovac $1,534 82% 6 -3 $256 $52,267 6 101 Studios

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