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Box Office Report: Weekend of 3/12 – Avatar Regains Top Spot; Raya Reigns Supreme Again

by Julie Catherine for @FilmCodex

Avatar once again claimed the top spot at the all time box office this weekend, earning $21.1 million from a China rerelease to push it to over $2.8 billion worldwide, above Avengers: Endgame. Endgame previously dethroned Avatar after a staggering box office showing in the summer of 2019, with the help of a rerelease.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon earned $5.5 million domestically from 2,163 locations. Internationally, Raya earned $11.5 million to take its overall total to $52.6 million. The numbers for ‘Raya’ are a little undetermined given it’s hybrid model (in which viewers can watch the flick at home with a Disney+ subscription and a $30 premium fee), which has yet to be reported by the studio.

Tom & Jerry came in second place at the domestic box office this weekend, earning $4.1 million, taking its total gross to $28.2 million (like Raya, it’s hard to account for the money earned from viewers watching the film on HBO Max). Chaos Walking, Boogie, and Croods: A New Age took the next remaining spots, earning $2.25 million, $730k, and $520k respectively. 

There’s cause for optimism at the box office, given the vaccination rates increasing and positivity rates decreasing. This has seen the Los Angeles movie theaters gearing up for reopening next week, meaning that a significant market will be available again. We should start to see rising totals for movies soon. All eyes are in Black Widow and whether or not it can keep it’s May release, and the signs are positive right now.

Stay tuned next week for another box office update!

Image courtesy of Disney

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