China Box Office: $5.1 Million ‘Luca’ Debut Can’t Douse ‘Raging Fire’

Disney’s “Luca” is the first Hollywood picture to get a release in China in weeks, but its opening figures didn’t make that big of a splash — at least, not close to enough to douse the continued reign of Donnie Yen action film “Raging Fire.”The animation directed and co-written by Enrico Casarosa swam to a $5.1 million China opening weekend, according to consultancy Artisan Gateway.

That was enough to net it second at the sluggish box office this which in which only four films grossed more than $1 million, but less than other comparable Hollywood animations in the past.Earlier this year in March, for instance, Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” opened third with $8.4 million.

Animations hitting in pre-pandemic 2019 did even better, albeit boosted by franchise name recognition.

Toy Story 4,” for instance, debuted that summer to $13.2 million even while going head-to-head with the more popular opening of

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