Dora and the Lost City of Gold: James Robin’s Live Action Adventure, Starring Isabela Moner

Paramount’s adventure film, Dora and the Lost City of Gold,directed by James Bobin, catered to younger female moviegoers.

The film, a live-action adaptation and continuation of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.’s television series Dora the Explorer, stars Isabela Moner as the title character, with Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, and Danny Trejo in supporting roles.

Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, so nothing could prepare her for the “dangerous” adventure ever of attending high school. Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), her cousin Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

The live-action adventure launched in fourth place the weekend of August 9-11, 2019 with $17 million from 3,735 screens, a lukewarm start for a film that cost  $50 million.

Overseas, “Dora the Explorer’s” big-screen debut earned $2.5 million for a global bow of $19.5 million.

The PG comedy brought out families and females, with parents and kids accounting for 43% of opening weekend crowds, while women and girls totaled 57% of audiences.

Hispanics represented 46% of moviegoers, perhaps driven by the casting of Eva Langoria and Michael Pena.

Caucasians made up the next biggest demographic (32%), followed by African Americans (11%) and Asians (11%).

 

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