Audiences hold back, even as more movie theaters open
Animated character Raya, voiced by Kelly Marie Tran, left, appears with Sisu the dragon in a scene from "Raya and the Last Dragon." (Disney+ via AP)Theaters reopening in New York City this weekend did not set the box office on fire. Walt Disney Animation's “ Raya and the Last Dragon ” earned an estimated $8.6 million from 2,045 locations in North America. AdWarner Bros. “Tom & Jerry,” which is available to stream free for HBO Max subscribers, brought in $6.6 million from 2,563 North American theaters in its second available weekend. Many areas in North America are not yet fully open, including Los Angeles, and most California counties, Washington D.C., and much of Canada.
New this week: 'Coming 2 America,' Camilo and a dragon movie
(ABC/Paramount+/Amazon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. Ad— A more family friendly streaming option this week is the Walt Disney Co.’s computer animated “Raya and the Last Dragon,” featuring the voices of “Star Wars’” Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as a dragon. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
WATCH: Eminem performs ‘Lose Yourself’ at 2020 Oscars
DETROIT – Eminem brought back a classic for a surprise performance on the 2020 Oscars stage. Finishing off a tribute to music in film, Eminem took the stage to perform “Lose Yourself,” one of the more memorable songs from the film “8 Mile.”The song, from the 2002 film, was Eminem’s first Billboard 100 No. It was also the winner for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. pic.twitter.com/CmSw2hmcZo — Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 10, 2020It was one of the most exhilarating moments of the evening. Backstage producer Lynette Howell Taylor was especially excited, save for a momentary panic that he didn’t have his mic.