The anime title has grossed an estimated $36.6M to the Disney film’s $43.4M.
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“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” can now add one more accolade to its already record-shattering global box office run: the number one film in the United States.
The Asian import is generating far more enthusiasm than Disney’s Southeast Asian-flavored film.
The film also opened on Disney+ for a premium fee of $30.
Branded as formulaic, “Raya and the Last Dragon” is still being praised for its world-building, performances, and emotional depths. Here’s what some critics had to say.
The films will open theatrically in the country at the same time as their streaming releases overseas, raising the possibility of piracy.
As things stand, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Luca,” and “Ron’s Gone Wrong” will all come out between March and June.
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The new changes leave Paramount’s “Sponge on the Run” as the only theatrical animation release of summer 2020.
The Walt Disney Company has 25 features slated for theatrical release in 2020.
Highlights: Three original works from Disney and Pixar, Apple’s entry into the animated features arena, and China’s growing role in international co-productions.