Box Office Recap – 03/08/2021

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, starring Kelly Marie Tran, led the weekend with $8.6 million, a less than robust opening that has execs worried. Raya’s start was 41% below last weekend’s Tom & Jerry opener, with $14.1 million. 

Tom & Jerry was also available free to HBO Max subscribers, while Disney was charging $30 for Disney+ subscribers. Many say that Cinemark’s refusal to play Raya amid Disney’s refusal to budge on terms and availability helped contribute to the tepid opener. 


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Top 10 at the Box Office:

  1. Raya and the Last Dragon, $8.6M
  2. Tom & Jerry, $6.6M
  3. Chaos Walking, $3.8M
  4. Boogie, $1.2M
  5. The Croods: A New Age, $780K
  6. The Little Things, $550K
  7. Wonder Woman 1984: $511K
  8. The Marksman, $500K
  9. Judas and the Black Messiah, $282K
  10. Monster Hunter, $260K