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Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon tops box office for third weekend

It feels a bit odd to boast about being atop the domestic box office for the third week in a row when your total is only $5.2 million, but that represents just a 9% drop over the previous week, which is pretty good, all things considered.

Family oriented animated films represent 3 of the top 5 films over the weekend as families look for activities they can do together and movie theaters slowly start to reopen.

With more people receiving vaccines and Los Angeles and New York region movie theaters now allowed to reopen in limited capacity, we expect the box office numbers to slowly climb again.

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Disney’s Raya is a visually beautiful film and features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina. It tells the story of a lone warrior who has to track down the last dragon to stop a horde of monsters from invading her world. On her journey, Raya learns that it takes more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust as well.

Audiences and critics seem to like the film. It has a 94% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an 86% audience score.

If you’re in Los Angeles and want to see Disney’s Raya on the big screen, Disney’s own movie palace, the El Capitan Theater started showing the movie over the weekend. The location features reserved seats and is right in the middle of Hollywood. With at least 48 hours notice, you can also book a private screening for yourself and up to 100 guests.

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is also available on the Disney+ streaming service for those willing to pay $30 for Premier Access.

Disney hasn’t released the numbers for how much it earned with its streaming service, but at the box office the movie has now earned $60.6 million worldwide with $23.4 million of that coming from the domestic audiences.

We would not be surprised if Raya stays atop the box office in Week 4. More movie theaters will reopen this weekend and families in those towns will be interested in heading out to see what’s new from the Mouse.

Have you seen Disney’s Raya yet? Where did you see it and how do you think it compares to recent Disney movies like Tangled, Frozen, and Moana? Let us know in the comments or join the discussion on our social media accounts – Facebook and Twitter.