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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Leads Box Office as L.A. Theater Revival Boosts Ticket Sales

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Leads Box Office as L.A. Theater Revival Boosts Ticket Sales

Disney’s animated adventure “Raya and the Last Dragon” led the domestic box office in its third weekend, illustrating the appeal of family films as Hollywood attempts to mount a moviegoing revival.

Raya and the Last Dragon” collected $5.2 million from 2,261 theaters through Sunday, representing a scant 5% decline from its sophomore outing. Disney can thank the reopening of Los Angeles movie theaters for the stellar hold in ticket sales. Cinemas in the City of Angels were given permission to resume operations on March 12, but most film exhibitors weren’t able to get up and running until now.

Capacity in Los Angeles area movie theaters will be capped at 25%, or 100 people per auditorium, which is double the limit in New York, where its restricted to 50 people. Even with constraints, Los Angeles accounted for nearly 9% of all movie tickets sold this weekend, according to Comscore.

“This weekend showed solid results from holdovers, demonstrating

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