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Disney’s ‘Raya’ Gets Lackluster Debut in Theaters

  • “Raya” was simultaneously launched on Disney+ with $30 fee
  • In New York City, 27 theaters reopened after yearlong hiatus
“Raya and the Last Dragon”
“Raya and the Last Dragon”Source: Walt Disney Co.
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Walt Disney Co.’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” brought in lower-than-expected box office sales of $8.6 million in North America during its opening weekend, failing to draw audiences back to theaters in large numbers instead of streaming at home.

The animated film about a young warrior girl, featuring the voices of Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina, was simultaneously launched on the Disney+ streaming platform for an extra $30 and will become free to subscribers on June 4. The film had been projected to generate about $12 million in ticket sales, according to an estimate from Boxoffice Pro.