Untamed Spirit ‘This weak performance also does not reflect the rest of the US animation market, which is doing well. Raya and the last dragon opened with a relatively slim amount of $ 8.5 million in March, but this movie was available for purchase day and date on Disney +, not to mention the fact that it hadn’t even been released in Cinemark theaters, the no. 3 chain in the United States. Despite Raya ‘s digital availability and limited theatrical footprint, the film remained viable at the box office – last weekend (its 14th!) the film placed fifth with $ 1.3 million, bringing its revenue national to $ 53.5 million. Add in the Disney + numbers – we can only guess what they are since Disney hasn’t revealed them – and the movie probably worked out well.
And then there is the Japanese phenomenon Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the movie: Mugen Train, which took 8th place in its seventh weekend with $ 576,000 and a total of $ 47.7 million, the second highest grossing anime release in US history. This figure is all the more remarkable since it is classified R.
Finally, there is Dreamworks’ own The Croods: a new age, who took 15th place last weekend with $ 50,000, an impressive feat considering he’s been out for over six months. Released in theaters last November, during one of the waves of the pandemic, the film has now grossed $ 53.8 million domestically.