A fantasy gem forgotten in the film craze is surging in streaming

Hollywood can be a tough place even at the best of times. So, ultimately, does anyone really care about the second-best reviewed entry in the history of an entire subgenre, even one that’s on the verge of breaking? Maybe, maybe not, but in the case of Pete’s dragon They definitely should.

With an 88 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, David Lowery’s wholesome fantasy adventure is the second highest-rated Disney live-action remake behind Jon Favreau’s The jungle Bookbut that acclaim simply didn’t translate into a box office hit.

Pete's dragon
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In fact, with a total box office of just $143 million from theaters, it would be the lowest-grossing blockbuster reboot since Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland would have first gotten the hype into overdrive over a decade ago if that hadn’t been the case Mulan The award for a very limited theatrical release brought enormous revenue with Disney Plus Premier Access, but very little ticket sales.

It was released just four months later The jungle Book and two months after that Alice through the looking glassAnd considering that no fewer than twelve of The Mouse House’s big-budget reimaginings have been released in the seven years since, it’s easy to see why Pete’s Dragon – despite its status as one of the very best – ended up largely in was forgotten.

But that’s exactly what streaming is for, although it’s ironic that it’s not Disney Plus that breathes new life into the film. Per FlixPatrolit is back on the road to success on iTunes and is once again in second place.

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LindsayLowe@worldtimetodays.com.

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