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Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, April 5

Godzilla vs. Kong has shaken the U.S. box office back to life since its mid-week opening. The monster sequel from Warner Bros. earned $48.5M in five days since last Wednesday, with $32.2M coming in over Easter weekend. This result represents a record-breaking opening since the pandemic began 14 months ago.  Sony's horror film The Unholy also debuted this weekend, taking second place with $3.2M in ticket sales.  Universal's R-Rated action thriller Nobody followed in a close...

Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, March 29th

On the first weekend of Spring, Universal's Nobody opened and took top spot on the box office charts, earning an estimated $6.7M  while playing at 2,460 theatres across North America. The R-Rated action thriller stars Bob Odenkirk, best known for his portrayal of lawyer Saul Goodman in the popular TV series Breaking Bad and its successful spin-off Better Call Saul.  Disney's animated family adventure Raya and the Last Dragon contributed another $3.5M to the weekend bo...

Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, March 22nd

More than 50% of North American theatres were operating this weekend for the first time in nearly six months. These include cinemas in the critical markets of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with additional re-openings planned for the weeks ahead.  As of Friday, 98% of AMC's 630 U.S. cinemas had re-opened.  What's more, the Studio Release Calendar is filling out for the months ahead, giving movie fans reasons to return to their local movie house.  At the box ...

Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, March 15th

  Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon was the top performer at the box office this weekend, earning $5.5M in its second week. Warner Bros.' animated adventure Tom & Jerry returned $4.075M in its third weekend, now with a $28.15M cume after 17 days in theatres.   Lionsgate's Young Adult Sci-Fi Thriller Chaos Walking contributed $2.25M in its second week.  We offer Popcorn Previews Boxoffice Buzz videos previewing two upcoming studio releases with blockbuste...

Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, March 8th

Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon opened this weekend both in theatres and on Disney+ streaming. The animated adventure led all films at the weekend box office, with an estimated $8.6M in ticket sales. Disney+ is offering Raya as a premium rental, with customers paying $29.99 to watch it at home. Warner Bros.' Tom & Jerry chipped in with $6.6M in its second week in theatres, a strong second place finisher. Lionsgate's Chaos Walking also debuted this weekend, taking in $3.8M for t...

Overview of the US business for the week of Monday, March 1st

Warner Bros.' Tom & Jerry chased away the industry's boxoffice blues in its opening weekend, earnings $13.7M while playing at 2475 North American theatres.  The live-action animated feature produced the second best opening weekend for any film during the pandemic, surpassed only by WB's Wonder Woman 1984 which earned $16.7M during its Christmas weekend premiere. Universal's  The Croods: A New Age continued its successful run in theatres by taking second p...

Overview of the US business for the week of February 15th

  Universal's The Croods: A New Age climbed back into first place in the weekend box office, earning $2.04M in its 12th weekend, up 21% from last week. The DreamWorks Animated Family film has earned $48.3M during its run in theatres, an outstanding return in pandemic times.  Warner Bros. was responsible for both films that tied for second place with $2.0M in ticket sales:  the R-Rated historical drama Judas and the Black Messiah in its opening weekend and the R-Rated neo...

Overview of the US business for the week of February 8th

Warner Bros.' The Little Things maintained its top spot from last week in a subdued weekend box office for Super Bowl weekend.   The R-Rated Neo-Noir Crime Thriller starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto grossed $2.1M this weekend, for a 10-day North American cume of $7.8M.  Universal's The Croods: A New Age racked up another $1.76M in its eleventh week in theatres, and now tallies a North American cume of $46M. The Liam Neeson starrer The Marksman from Op...

Overview of the US business for the week of February 1st

Warner Bros.' The Little Things opened this weekend both in theatres and on HBO Max, and led all films with $4.8M in ticket sales.  The crime thriller starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto produced the largest opening for an R-Rated film since the beginning of the pandemic. Universal's The Croods: A New Age continues to impress with family audiences, earning an additional $1.8M in its 10th weekend, with a cume of $43.9M.  Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 ea...

Overview of the US business for the week of January 25th

Open Road's The Marksman starring Liam Neeson maintained its perch at the top of the box office for a second week in a row, bringing in $2M in weekend ticket sales and $6.1M after 10 days. Universal's The Croods: A New Age continues its impressive run in attracting a family audience to theatres.  It earned $1.8M in its 9th weekend and a total of $41.8M to-date.   Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot earned $1.6M in its 5th week, now with a cume of $37.7...

Overview of the US business for the week of January 18th

At the box office, Open Road/Briarcliff's The Marksman opened to top spot with a weekend gross of $3.2M at 1,633 theatres. Comscore estimates that the Action-Thriller starring Liam Neeson will bring an estimated $3.7M after adding ticket sales for the Monday holiday. Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 dropped down to second place with $2.6M, after having led all films in each of the three weeks since its opening on Christmas Day.  Universal's The Croods: A New Age took third plac...

Overview of the US business for the week of January 11th

Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 led all films at the box office this weekend, having taken the top spot in all three weeks since its Christmas debut.  The widely-anticipated sequel to the 2017 original starring Gal Gadot earned $3M this weekend, and has earned $32.6M to-date from ticket sales in North American theatres.  Universal's The Croods: A New Age continues to impress with $1.8M in its 7th week, now having generated $36.9M over its run. Our BOX OFFICE BUZZ video fea...

Overview of the US business for the week of January 4th

  Happy New Year 2021.  A reminder that the Chinese New Year will begin on February 12th, and we will be entering the YEAR OF THE OX.  We say goodbye to 2020, the YEAR OF THE RAT. Wonder Woman 1984 led the box office in the first weekend of 2021, just as it did in the last weekend of 2020.  Warner Bros.' superhero sequel directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot brought in an estimated $5.5M in ticket sales, now with a 10-day North American cume of $28.5M. ...

Overview of the US business for the week of December 28

  The box office ended the year on a high note, led by Warner Bros.' long-anticipated opening of Wonder Woman 1984. The superhero sequel to the 2017 blockbuster reached a new high for movies released to theatres during pandemic times, grossing an estimated $16.7M at 2,151 locations across North America.  Universal took places 2 and 3 with the $2.4M opening of News of the World followed by $1.7M for The Croods: A New Age in its 5th week, now adding up to a Domestic cume of $30.3...

Overview of the US business for the week of December 7

Universal/DreamWorks' The Croods: A New Age captured first place at the box office for a second week in a row, generating $4.4M in estimated ticket sales. The animated family comedy stands at $20.3M after 10 days, making it one of the top performers of the year after two weeks in theatres. Focus Features' road trip comedy Half Brothers opened at #2, with $720K in weekend ticket sales.  Tenet still ranked in the top 10, with the much-talked-about Christopher Nolan's thriller gros...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 30th

Universal/DreamWorks' animated family comedy The Croods: 2 broke through at the box office this weekend with $9.7M in ticket sales playing at 2,211 locations across North America. In light of the fact that only 38% of North American theatres are open, this represents an encouraging sign of a return to movie-going.  In fact, it's the second largest opening in North America since the COVID-19 pandemic began to cast its spell in March. Warner Bros.' Tenet was the largest opene...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 23

The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock 400 years ago, establishing a new home in The New World.  The following year, they celebrated the first Thanksgiving with their Native American neighbors to thank them for having provided the food that helped sustain them through their first winter in America.  This week we celebrate the Thanksgiving spirit of neighbors (and colleagues) helping each other make it through times of scarcity. Universal's horror comedy Freaky cont...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 16

  Universal's horror comedy Freaky starring Vince Vaughn topped the box office in its opening weekend, pulling in $3.7M from playing wide at 2,472 locations across in North America. Last week's #1 film Let Him Go from Focus Features starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane took second with a $1.8M weekend gross, and a 10-day cume of $6.9M.  101 Studios' comedy The War with Grandpa starring Robert DiNiro continues to draw audiences, with $1.3M this weekend and a si...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 9

For the second week in a row, Focus Features led the box office with a new film premiere.  This weeks opener was the crime thriller Let Him Go starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, which brought in $4.1M while playing at 2,454 locations across North America. It is the first #1 performance for a film featuring Diane Lane in a leading role, and the first back-to-back #1 performances for Focus Features in its history.  Last week's #1 Come Play dropped into second place this week, e...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 2

Horror flick Come Play from Focus Features jumped out into first place on the Halloween weekend box office, earning $3.15M on its opening weekend. The action/revenge thriller Honest Thief from Open Road Films starring Liam Neeson dropped down from #1 last weekend to second place with $1.35M in its second weekend, earning a total of $9.5M after 10 days. Comedy The War with Grandpa earned $1.1M in weekend sales, now with $11.2M cume after 4 weeks, followed by Tenet with a cool $885K, still play...

Overview of the US business for the week of October 19th.

Honest Thief starring Liam Neeson took top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, earning $3.7M while playing at 2,125 locations across North America. The action/revenge thriller marks the return of Open Road Films to theatres, in partnership with Briarcliff Entertainment.  The War with Grandpa starring Robert De Niro dropped down from its perch as last week's top performer, earning $2.5M in week two and a cume of $7.3M after 10 days. Warner Bros.' Tenet earned $1.7M,&...

Overview of the US business for the week of October 12th

Box office analysis for the week of October 12th.  Happy Columbus Day.    Our partners at The Numbers offer this list of top Columbus Day film openings of all time, led by Taken 2 (2012) starring Liam Neeson and Meet The Parents (2000) starring Robert DeNiro. Both actors are active in the box office this October, with DeNiro starring 101 Studio's The War with Grandpa which opened this weekend and Neeson starring in next weekend's opener Honest Thief from Open Road ...

Box Office analysis for the week of September 28th

Tenet continues to lead the box office in North America and globally.   Warner Bros. reported $3.4M in weekend ticket sales across the Domestic market, now adding up to $41.2M after 4 weeks in theatres. Tenet's worldwide cume of $283.2M is even more impressive, showing the relative strength of the recovery in international markets. The New Mutants from 20th Century Studios earned $1.1M in its 5th week, Unhinged from Solstice Studios earned $1M in its 7th week and Break the Sil...

Overview of the US business for the week of September 21st, celebrating the remarkable career of actress Frances McDormand

Overview for the week of September 21st. The box office from North American theatres was driven again by Tenet in its third week. The Warner Bros. spy thriller from director Christopher Nolan reeled in $4.7M in ticket sales this weekend, and $36.1M over 18 days since its debut on 9/3.  Rounding out the top performers of the weekend was The New Mutants from 20th Century Studios with $1.6M in its 4th week, Infidel from Cloudburst Entertainment with $1.5M in its debut weekend, and ...

Overview of the US business for the week of September 14th

Highlights from the week of September 14th.   Boxoffice news focused on week two results from Tenet in US theatres and the further recovery of International markets, as one indicator of what may occur in the Domestic market over the weeks and months ahead. Tenet produced another $6.7M in ticket sales this weekend, adding up to $29.5M cume in North America after 11 days playing in US theatres and 20 days in Canada. Globally, the Christopher Nolan thriller has generated a whopping $...

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