Thursday, June 20, 2024

Movies Are Back in Theaters But People Not So Much: “Mulan” Doesn’t Excite Asian Audiences


Movies are back in theaters in some countries. The people, not so much.

“Mulan” is only playing on Disney Plus in North America, but out in the world you can see it with pop corn.

Asian-oriented, “Mulan” should have done well in those countries. But the top box office numbers over there aren’t too exciting.

According to Exhibitor Relations, “Mulan” was met with apathy, scoring just $5.9 million in 9 territories including Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Of course, those countries may recall the original “Mulan,” and hold it close to their hearts.

“Mulan” won’t have box office results in the US because there is no reporting from Disney about streaming numbers.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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