Box Office Mojo - News Box Office News and Analysis https://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?ref_=bo_nr_rss Mon, 11 Jan 2021 17:36:08 +0000Mon, 11 Jan 2021 17:36:08 +000060Copyright 2021 IMDb.com, Inc. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Lassos Top Spot For Third Straight Weekend With Soft $3 Million Haul at The Domestic Box Office https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2658141188/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_1 Without much in the way of fresh competition at the box office, Warner Bros.’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3624109569/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman 1984</a> lassoed the top spot for the third straight weekend with a soft <b>$3 million</b> haul in North American theaters over the weekend. While it initially appeared as if the DC crime-fighter might be the studio’s savior when she debuted on Christmas Day, three weeks in, her momentum seems to have stalled as moviegoers remain wary about returning to the shrinking number of theaters still open for business. <br/><br/>Receipts for the <b>Gal Gadot</b>-led blockbuster-hopeful dipped another -45.5% from the previous frame. To date, <b>Wonder Woman 1984</b> has pulled in <b>$32.6 million</b> in North America and another <b>$98.8 million</b> overseas, equaling <b>$131.4 million</b> worldwide. And while the film initially bowed with a debut similar to the studio’s fellow tentpole, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1442940417/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Tenet</a> (which opened back in September), it is now running solidly behind that film’s pace at the three-week mark when the <b>Christopher Nolan</b>-thriller had racked up <b>$203 million</b> globally. The original <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl578455041/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman</a> earned <b>$822 million</b> at the worldwide box office back in 2017. <br/><br/>The PG-13-rated movie’s lackluster third-week performance was no doubt impacted by Warner Bros.’ decision to release the film simultaneously on its HBO Max streaming service. Still, the studio has been less than transparent about the number of at-home subscribers who have watched <b>Wonder Woman 1984</b> in their living rooms. The most the studio has said is that the film has garnered record viewership on HBO Max, but it’s unclear what exactly that means. Still, Warner Bros. has already green lit another sequel with both <b>Gadot</b> and director <b>Patty Jenkins</b> returning to the fold. <br/><br/><b>Wonder Woman 1984</b> will be pulled from the streaming platform in two weeks and won’t return for several months, which could lead to an uptick at the box office, where it will play exclusively. And it is likely that it will remain at No. 1 at least until February, when a handful of smaller prestige films will open in time to qualify for the Oscars, including <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1414169345/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Nomadland</a> and <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl782991873/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Judas and the Black Messiah</a>. <br/><br/>As for the rest of the Top 5, the standings remained unchanged from the previous weekend. Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3209528833/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Croods: A New Age</a> dipped -18.6% in its seventh week, pulling in <b>$1.8 million</b> in North America. The drop may reflect the fact that the family film debuted on premium on-demand services this past week. The PG-rated picture about a prehistoric family encountering another, possibly more evolved family features the voices of <b>Nicolas Cage</b>, <b>Emma Stone</b>, and <b>Ryan Reynolds</b> and scored a $995 per-screen average in 1,818 theaters. It has racked up <b>$36.9 million</b> at the domestic box office to date and a hair under <b>$91 million</b> overseas, adding up to an impressive <b>$127.8 million</b> worldwide gross. <br/><br/>In third place once again was Universal’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3054208513/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">News of the World</a> with <b>$1.2 million</b> in its third weekend. The PG-13-rated Western, starring Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran escorting a young girl on a perilous frontier journey, slid -26.6% from the previous session, earning a $624 per-screen average in 1,986 theaters. The film has pulled in <b>$7.1 million</b> at the domestic box office so far. It has not opened internationally yet. <br/><br/>In fourth was Screen Gems’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1862895105/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Monster Hunter</a>, which managed <b>$1.1 million</b> in its fourth weekend. The action-packed, PG-13-rated video game adaptation starring <b>Milla Jovovich</b> saw a -13% dent in ticket sales from last weekend, scoring a $623 per-screen average in 1,765 theaters. <b>Monster Hunter</b> has made <b>$7.8 million</b> domestically so far and another <b>$5.8 million</b> internationally, equaling a worldwide box office total of <b>$13.6 million</b>. <br/><br/>Rounding out the Top 5 was the Lionsgate infidelity thriller <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1846248961/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Fatale</a> with <b>$670,000</b> in its fourth weekend. The R-rated film starring Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy dropped off just -4.5% from the prior frame and snagged a $548 per-screen average in 1,222 theaters. The film’s total domestic gross now sits at <b>$4 million</b>. It has not opened internationally yet. <br/><br/>Just outside of the Top 5, Focus Features’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3852829185/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Promising Young Woman</a>, which is earning awards buzz for star <b>Carey Mulligan</b>, remained in sixth place in its third weekend with <b>$560,000</b>. A buzzy and controversial hit at Sundance, the R-rated revenge thriller earned a $386 per-screen average in 1,448 theaters. It has not opened internationally yet. The film will be available on premium on-demand beginning on January 15. <br/><br/>The only other newcomer in the Top 20 wasn’t really a newcomer at all. Universal’s 2015 smash <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2925953793/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Jurassic World</a> was re-released this weekend and scared up <b>$25,000</b> in 80 theaters, which translates to a $312 per-screen average. It’s a drop in the bucket compared to the whopping <b>$1.7 billion</b> worldwide that the box-office behemoth earned in its initial theatrical run. <br/><br/>Finally, Disney and Pixar’s existential family film, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3815278081/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Soul</a>, continues to do strong business at the box office overseas. While the animated movie is bypassing theaters domestically and became available exclusively on the Disney Plus streaming service on Christmas Day, it has earned <b>$47.3 million</b> in 11 foreign markets to date, with <b>$25.8 million</b> of that total coming from China. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 11 Jan 2021 17:36:08 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2658141188/ 'Wonder Woman 1984’ Loses Some Serious Steam in its Sophomore Weekend With $5.5 Million at the Domestic Box Office https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2674918404/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_2 Hollywood studios and the nation’s exhibitors weren’t the only ones eager to put 2020 in their rear-view mirrors. But any hopes that the first weekend of 2021 would mark an instant rebound were quickly dashed when the receipts for the New Year’s holiday weekend were tallied. <br/><br/>When it was all said and done, Warner Bros.’ blockbuster hopeful <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3624109569/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman 1984</a> lost some serious steam in its sophomore weekend in theaters, pulling in just <b>$5.5 million</b> and nose-diving -67.1% from its relatively muscular Christmas weekend bow where it was the biggest domestic debut of the COVID-19 era since <b>Christopher Nolan’s</b> <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1442940417/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Tenet</a>. The film&#039;s two-week domestic total now stands at <b>$28.5 million</b>. <br/><br/>The PG-13-rated movie’s lackluster second-week performance was no doubt impacted by the studio’s decision to release the film simultaneously on its HBO Max streaming service. Still, without Warner Bros.’ transparency regarding the reporting of hard data on the number of at-home subscribers who watched <b>Wonder Woman 1984</b> in their living rooms instead of multiplexes, it’s difficult to say just how much of a dent streaming has made on the film’s modest theatrical performance to date. <br/><br/>The good news is that the <b>Patty Jenkins</b>-directed film continues to fare somewhat better overseas, where it has pulled in <b>$90 million</b> after three weeks (it opened in theaters a week earlier abroad), bringing its worldwide cumulative box office to <b>$118.5 million</b>. However, that figure is still a far cry from the movie’s reported <b>$200 million</b> budget—and the original <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl578455041/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman’s</a> <b>$822 million</b> global haul back in 2017.<br/><br/>Elsewhere, Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3209528833/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Croods: A New Age</a> got a +24.9% bounce in its sixth week, pulling in <b>$2.2 million</b> in North America and rising to a second-place finish. The PG-rated film, which features the voices of <b>Nicolas Cage</b>, <b>Emma Stone</b>, and <b>Ryan Reynolds</b>, scored a $1,245 per-screen average in 1,751 theaters. It has racked up <b>$34.5 million</b> at the domestic box office to date and another <b>$80.4 million</b> overseas, adding up to an impressive <b>$115 million</b> worldwide gross. <br/><br/>In third place was Universal’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3054208513/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">News of the World</a> with <b>$1.7 million</b> in its second weekend. The PG-13-rated Western, starring Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran escorting a young girl on a perilous frontier journey, dipped -24.9% from its opening session, earning a $876 per-screen average in 1,928 theaters. The film has pulled in <b>$5.4 million</b> at the domestic box office so far. It has not opened internationally yet. <br/><br/>In fourth was Screen Gems’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1862895105/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Monster Hunter</a>, which managed <b>$1.3 million</b> in its third weekend. The action-packed, PG-13-rated video game adaptation starring Milla Jovovich saw a +11.1% pop in ticket sales from the previous weekend, scoring a $691 per-screen average in 1,807 theaters. <b>Monster Hunter</b> has made <b>$5.5 million</b> domestically to date and another <b>$4.8 million</b> internationally, equaling a worldwide box office total of <b>$10.3 million</b>. <br/><br/>Rounding out the Top 5 was the Lionsgate infidelity thriller <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1846248961/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Fatale</a> with <b>$700,000</b> in its third weekend. The R-rated film starring Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy got a +6.1% boost from the prior frame and snagged a $591 per-screen average in 1,183 theaters. The film’s total domestic gross now sits at <b>$3.1 million</b>. It has not opened internationally yet. Meanwhile, in just its second weekend, Focus Features’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3852829185/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Promising Young Woman</a>, which is earning awards buzz for star Carey Mulligan, dropped out of the Top 5 in its second weekend, landing in sixth place with <b>$660,000</b>. A buzzy and controversial hit at Sundance, the R-rated revenge thriller earned a $495 per-screen average in 1,333 theaters. It has not opened internationally yet. <br/><br/>The only other newcomer to land in the Top 10 this weekend was Disney’s re-release of Ridley Scott’s visionary 1979 sci-fi thriller <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1952940801/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Alien</a>, which added <b>$75,000</b> to the <b>$81.8 million</b> domestic gross-to-date since its original run four decades ago. The R-rated classic The R-rated classic, one of the crown jewels of the 20th Century Fox library, had a $148 per-screen average in 505 theaters. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 04 Jan 2021 18:23:45 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2674918404/ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Sets New COVID-era Record With $16.7 Million Domestic Opening https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2423260164/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_3 For months, all eyes have been on <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3624109569/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman 1984</a>, the most high-profile film still standing for a 2020 theatrical release. Well, the wait finally ended over the Christmas holiday weekend and the DC superhero delivered with a muscular $16.7 million domestic debut, far exceeding industry expectations and setting a new COVID-era record at the box office in the process. <br/><br/>After delaying its release several times due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros. finally unveiled its sequel to the 2017 <b>Gal Gadot</b> blockbuster on Christmas Day. But heading into the weekend, the movie’s box-office fate remained a giant question mark since the studio had decided to release the film on its HBO Max streaming service simultaneously with its theatrical bow. Would moviegoers stay home and watch the film in their living rooms or would they venture out to the multiplex? The answer, it turned out, was both. <br/><br/>While the opening numbers for <b>Wonder Woman 1984</b> fell far short of the <b>$103.3 million</b> that the first <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl578455041/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman</a> pulled in at the domestic box office in the summer of 2017, it was a significant improvement over the first-weekend pandemic-era record previously held by <b>Christopher Nolan’s</b> <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1442940417/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Tenet</a>, which bowed to <b>$9.4 million</b> in North America back in September.<br/><br/>Despite wildly mixed reviews, the latest DC installment did equally robust numbers abroad, where its magical lasso pulled in <b>$68.3 million</b> in 41 additional markets in its first two weeks; it opened a week earlier overseas. The film’s cumulative worldwide tally now stands at <b>$85 million</b>. While that figure is still a long way from <b>Wonder Woman 1984’s</b> reported <b>$200 million</b> budget (not to mention the original’s <b>$822 million</b> worldwide box office haul), Warner Bros. was so pleased with the film’s performance that it announced it was fast-tracking a Wonder Woman 3 with <b>Gadot</b> and <b>Jenkins</b> before the weekend was over. <b>Wonder Woman 1984’s</b> numbers also bode well for Warner Bros.’ strategy of releasing all of its 2021 titles (including <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3162015233/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Dune</a>, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2175304193/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Matrix 4</a>, and <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3674506753/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">In the Heights</a>) in theaters and on HBO Max at the same time.<br/><br/>Still, Wonder Woman wasn’t the only glitzy yuletide offering this weekend. Universal’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3054208513/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">News of the World</a>, which stars <b>Tom Hanks</b> as a Civil War veteran escorting a young girl on a perilous frontier journey, debuted in the runner-up spot with <b>$2.4 million</b>. The PG-13-rated Western played in 1,900 theaters and earned a $1,263 per-screen average. It has not opened internationally yet. Thanks to a window-shortening deal struck between Universal and two of the nation’s biggest theater chains, AMC and Cinemark, the film will be available on VOD in a few weeks. <br/><br/>In third place was Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3209528833/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Croods: A New Age</a>, which dipped -16.8% in its fifth week, pulling in $1.7 million in North America. The PG-rated film, which features the voices of <b>Nicolas Cage</b>, <b>Emma Stone</b>, and <b>Ryan Reynolds</b>, scored a $1,002 per-screen average in 1,726 theaters. It has racked up <b>$30.3 million</b> at the domestic box office to date and another <b>$67.9 million</b> overseas, adding up to an impressive <b>$98.2 million</b> worldwide gross. This is all the more impressive as A New Age became available on VOD on December 18.<br/><br/>In fourth was Screen Gems’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1862895105/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Monster Hunter</a>, last week’s fleeting box-office champion. The action-packed, PG-13-rated, video game adaptation starring <b>Milla Jovovich</b> earned <b>$1.1 million</b> in its second weekend, scoring a $619 per-screen average in 1,817 theaters. <b>Monster Hunter</b> has made <b>$4.2 million</b> domestically to date and another <b>$4.8 million</b> internationally, equaling a worldwide box office total of <b>$9 million</b>. <br/><br/>Rounding out the Top 5 was another rookie, Focus Features’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3852829185/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Promising Young Woman</a>, which came out of the gate to <b>$680,000</b>. A buzzy and controversial hit at Sundance, the R-rated revenge thriller starring <b>Carey Mulligan</b> snagged a $519 per-screen average in 1,310 theaters. It has not opened internationally yet. <br/><br/>The only other newcomer of note in the Top 10 was Roadside Attractions’<a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3428745985/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Pinocchio</a>, which landed in seventh place with <b>$274,605</b>. The PG-13-rated spin on the classic children’s tale starring <b>Roberto Benigni</b> as Geppetto scored a $359 per-screen average in 764 theaters. However, the film has played far stronger overseas where Benigni is more of a marquee draw, pulling in <b>$20.5 million</b> to date. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 28 Dec 2020 16:25:15 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2423260164/ Monster Hunter’ Debuts At No. 1 in North America With $2.2 Million, While ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Underwhelms Overseas https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2440037380/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_4 In another slow weekend at the domestic box office, Screen Gems’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1862895105/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Monster Hunter</a> managed to finally unseat <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3209528833/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Croods</a>, debuting at No.1 with <b>$2.2 million</b>. It was the first time in nine weeks that a movie from a studio other than Universal sat in the top spot.<br/><br/>The action-packed adaptation of the hit Capcom videogame starring <b>Milla Jovovich</b> and <b>Ron Perlman</b> unspooled in 1,736 theaters and earned a $1,267 per-screen average during its opening frame. The PG-13-rated film added <b>$4.8 million</b> overseas, giving it a <b>$7 million</b> cumulative worldwide haul. <b>Monster Hunter</b> reunited Jovovich with the director of her popular Resident Evil films, <b>Paul W.S. Anderson</b>, who seems to know how to make films that appeal to audiences, if not critics. <br/><br/>In the runner-up slot, Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel <b>The Croods: A New Age</b> dipped -34.7% in its fourth week, pulling in <b>$2 million</b> in North America this weekend. The PG-rated film, which features the voices of <b>Nicolas Cage</b>, <b>Emma Stone</b>, and <b>Ryan Reynolds</b>, has racked up <b>$27 million</b> at the domestic box office and <b>$57.5 million</b> overseas so far—impressive numbers considering the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. <b>The Croods’</b> tally no doubt would have been bigger this weekend (maybe even good enough to hold on to first place) had it not just premiered on VOD, giving audiences the option of watching the film at home. As it was, the film scored a $1,049 per-screen average in 1,906 theaters. Its worldwide box office total now stands at <b>$84.5 million</b>.<br/><br/>In third place was Lionsgate’s steamy thriller <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1846248961/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Fatale</a>, the only other new title to bow in the top 10 this weekend. The latest spin on the tried-and-true Fatal Attraction infidelity formula, the R-rated film starring <b>Hilary Swank</b> and <b>Michael Ealy</b> pulled in <b>$925,000</b> in its first weekend. <b>Fatale</b> played in 1,107 theaters and had a $835 per-screen average. It has not opened internationally yet. With its bearish 50% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and its bullish 87% rating from audiences, all signs point to <b>Fatale</b> becoming a guilty pleasure.<br/><br/>In fourth place was New Line’s 2020 re-release of its 2003 holiday staple, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3042738945/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Elf</a>. The PG-rated, Will Ferrell Christmas comedy added <b>$365,000</b> in its sixth week back on the big screen, sliding -8.8% from the previous frame. <b>Elf</b> unspooled in 600 theaters and earned a $608 per-screen average. The film has made <b>$1.9 million</b> from its latest theatrical roll-out. It racked up <b>$220.4 million</b> worldwide in its original theatrical run 17 years ago. <br/><br/><b>Elf</b> wasn’t the only holiday-season classic to pop up in the Top 10 this week. Warner Bros.’ 2004 hit <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3210904321/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Polar Express</a> landed in sixth place with <b>$231,000</b> and Universal’s 2000 live-action Dr. Seuss adaptation <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3127018241/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">How the Grinch Stole Christmas</a> finished in ninth place with <b>$130,000</b> as well.<br/><br/>In fifth place was Focus Features’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl760382209/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Half Brothers</a> in its third week of release. The PG-13 rated, road-trip comedy, which stars <b>Luis Gerardo Mendez</b> and <b>Connor Del Rio</b> as estranged relatives born on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, dropped -48% from the previous week, pulling in <b>$260,000</b> in 1,143 theaters, which translates to a $227 per-screen average. It has not opened internationally yet.<br/><br/>Still, arguably the biggest box-office story of the weekend didn’t take place at home, but rather abroad, as Warner Bros.’ eagerly awaited <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3624109569/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman 1984</a> finally debuted in 32 markets ahead of its US release on Christmas Day (when it will play in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service simultaneously). The superhero tentpole starring <b>Gal Gadot</b> pulled an underwhelming <b>$38.5 million</b> overseas. The all-important Chinese market accounted for <b>$18.8 million</b> of that total, which is a disappointment considering that the original <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1798734849/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman</a> made <b>$38 million</b> there on its opening weekend in 2017.<br/><br/>It will be interesting to see if American moviegoers turn out in stronger numbers to see <b>Wonder Woman 1984</b> in theaters on Christmas Day or decide to stream it at home by the fireplace instead. Either way, theater owners are trying to remain hopeful that among <b>Wonder Woman</b> and its fellow Christmas Day newcomers, <b>Carey Mulligan’s</b> <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3852829185/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Promising Young Woman</a> and <b>Tom Hanks’</b> <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3054208513/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">News of the World</a>, that audiences will return before 2020 comes to its end. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 21 Dec 2020 17:50:47 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2440037380/ With No New Major Competition, ‘The Croods: A New Age’ Three-peats At No. 1 with $3 Million https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2456814596/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_5 With no new major competition at the domestic box office, Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3209528833/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Croods: A New Age</a> repeated at No. 1 with <b>$3 million</b> in its third week in theaters. The PG-rated film, which features the voices of <b>Nicolas Cage</b>, <b>Emma Stone</b>, and <b>Ryan Reynolds</b>, has racked up <b>$24.3 million</b> in North America to date, making it a rare commercial success story during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. <br/><br/>A follow-up to the 2013 stone-age family hit which took in <b>$187.2 million</b> during its initial North American theatrical run seven years ago, <b>The Croods: A New Age</b> dipped -32.2% in its third weekend, scoring a $1,423 per-screen average in 2,115 theaters. It was the only film to surpass the <b>$1 million</b> mark at the domestic box office over the weekend. Overseas, the film has added a robust <b>$52.1 million</b>, bringing its cumulative worldwide gross to <b>$76.3 million</b>. However, <b>The Croods’</b> three-week dominance may soon soften as the title becomes available on premium VOD this week.<br/><br/>Focus Features’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl760382209/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Half Brothers</a> held onto the runner-up spot in its second week of release. The PG-13 rated road-trip comedy, which stars <b>Luis Gerardo Mendez</b> and <b>Connor Del Rio</b> as estranged relatives born on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, pulled in <b>$490,000</b> in 1,386 theaters, translating to a $353 per-screen average. It has not opened internationally yet.<br/><br/>In third place was New Line’s re-release of its 2003 holiday staple, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3042738945/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Elf</a>. The PG-rated <b>Will Ferrell</b>-Christmas comedy added <b>$400,000</b> in its fifth week back on the big screen, ticking up +27% from the previous frame. <b>Elf</b> unspooled in 850 theaters and earned a $470 per-screen average, adding <b>$1.5 million</b> year to date in its 2020 round. It has tacked on <b>$110,815</b> overseas so far, bringing the worldwide tally of its latest run to <b>$1.6 million</b>. Elf earned <b>$220.4 million</b> worldwide in its original theatrical run 17 years ago. <br/><br/>It wasn’t the only holiday-season classic returning to theaters this week that landed in the Top 10. Warner Bros. had three re-releases that made the list: 2004’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3210904321/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Polar Express</a> nabbed the sixth-place slot with <b>$245,000</b>; 1989’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3864953601/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation</a> scored an seventh-place finish with $<b>239,000</b>; and 2017’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2959246081/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman</a> landed in ninth with <b>$189,000</b>.<br/><br/>In fourth place was Universal and Blumhouse’s body-swap, horror-comedy <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1699840769/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Freaky</a>, which scared up <b>$315,000</b> in its fifth weekend, dipping -33.6% from the previous frame. The R-rated film, which stars <b>Vince Vaughn</b> as a serial killer and <b>Kathryn Newton</b> as a high-school student who switch bodies, had a $255 per-screen average in 1,235 theaters. <b>Freaky</b> has earned <b>$8.2 million</b> domestically so far and $6 million internationally, bringing its worldwide box office total to <b>$14.2 million</b>.<br/><br/>And in fifth was 101 Studios’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1078166273/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The War with Grandpa</a>, which added <b>$268,864</b> in its tenth week, dropping off -15.5% from the prior session. The PG-rated comedy starring <b>Robert De Niro</b> had a $247 per-screen average in 1,080 theaters. Its North American box-office total now stands at <b>$18 million</b>. The resilient kid-friendly comedy has also added <b>$9.4 million</b> overseas, bringing its worldwide tally to <b>$27.3 million</b>. The only other debut of note was Bleecker Street’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3680338689/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wild Mountain Thyme</a>, which bowed at No. 17 in limited release. The PG-13-rated romantic drama starring <b>Emily Blunt</b> and <b>Jamie Dornan</b> earned <b>$100,466</b> in 450 theaters, giving it a $223 per-screen average. It has not opened in international markets yet.<br/><br/>Beyond the numbers, the biggest box-office news of the week was the pushback from Warner Bros.’ recent announcement that all of its 2021 titles (including potential blockbusters such as James Gunn’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl84510209/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Suicide Squad</a>, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1383892481/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Godzilla vs. Kong</a>, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3674506753/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">In the Heights</a>, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3162015233/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Dune</a>, and <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2175304193/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Matrix 4</a>) would debut simultaneously in theaters and on its HBO Max streaming service in the U.S. Theater owners were obviously unhappy about the move, but now such high-profile Warners’ directors as <b>Christopher Nolan</b> (<a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1442940417/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Tenet</a>) and <b>Denis Villeneuve</b> (the forthcoming <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3162015233/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Dune</a>) have publicly voiced their objections to the strategy. <br/><br/>Meanwhile, Disney announced this week that its live-action remakes for <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3428745985/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Pinocchio</a> and <b>Peter Pan and Wendy</b> would bypass theaters and premiere on the Mouse House’s streaming service, Disney+, while its computer-animated fantasy <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3781723649/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Raya and the Last Dragon</a> would be released in theaters and on Disney+ on the same day and date in March of 2021. However, Disney did not clarify its plans for two of its other big titles, Marvel’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2122089985/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Black Widow</a> and Pixar’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1263108865/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Luca</a>, which are still slated to debut in theaters in 2021—for the moment. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 14 Dec 2020 20:17:45 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2456814596/ ‘The Croods: A New Age’ Repeats At No. 1 with $4.4 Million Over the Post-Thanksgiving Weekend as Universal Dominates the Charts https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2473591812/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_6 Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3209528833/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Croods: A New Age</a> repeated at No. 1 over the sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend, pulling in <b>$4.4 million</b> in its second frame at the domestic box office. The PG-rated film, which features the voices of <b>Nicolas Cage</b>, <b>Emma Stone</b>, and <b>Ryan Reynolds</b>, has racked up <b>$20.3 million</b> in North America since its opening ten days ago, making it a rare commercial success story amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. <br/><br/>A follow-up to the 2013 family hit which took in <b>$43.6 million</b> during its debut weekend seven years ago (on the way to earning <b>$187.2 million</b> during its North American theatrical run), <b>The Croods: A New Age</b> dipped -54.8% in its sophomore session, scoring a $1,995 per-screen average in 2,205 theaters. Overseas, the film has added <b>$40.3 million</b> to date, bringing its cumulative worldwide gross to <b>$60.6 million</b>. However, The Croods’ welcome boost to exhibitors’ bottom lines may be short-lived as the animated title will become available on premium VOD after next weekend. <br/><br/>With The Croods and two new debuts from Universal this weekend (including its Focus Features specialty division), the studio dominated the Top Five once again. Unlike most of the majors, which have pushed their biggest titles to 2021 and beyond, Universal continues to actively release films thanks to deals with two of the largest theater chains, AMC and Cinemark, that allow for shorter theatrical windows before moving its releases to VOD and streaming platforms. One of those newcomers was Focus’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl760382209/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Half Brothers</a>, which bowed in second place. The PG-13-rated, road-trip comedy, which stars <b>Luis Gerardo Mendez</b> and <b>Connor Del Rio</b> as estranged relatives born on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, came out of the gate with <b>$720,000</b> in 1,369 theaters, which translates to a $525 per-screen average. It has not opened internationally yet.<br/><br/>In third place was Universal and Blumhouse’s body-swap horror-comedy <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1699840769/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Freaky</a>, which scared up <b>$460,000</b> in its fourth frame, dropping off -42.5% from the previous week. The R-rated film, which stars <b>Vince Vaughn</b> as a serial killer and <b>Kathryn Newton</b> as a high-school student who switch bodies on Friday the 13th, had a $306 per-screen average in 1,502 theaters. <b>Freaky</b> has earned <b>$7.7 million</b> domestically so far and <b>$5.6 million</b> internationally, bringing its worldwide box office total to <b>$13.3 million</b>.<br/><br/>In fourth place was the other rookie from Universal, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3495330561/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">All My Life</a>, which pulled in <b>$350,000</b> over its opening weekend. The PG-13-rated romantic tearjerker starring <b>Jessica Rothe</b> and <b>Harry Shum Jr.</b> as a couple whose wedding plans are thrown off course when the groom is diagnosed with cancer managed a $360 per-screen average in 970 theaters. The film added <b>$730,000</b> abroad, bringing its worldwide box office total to <b>$1.1 million</b>.<br/><br/>In fifth place—and the only non-Universal title in the Top Five—was 101 Studios’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1078166273/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The War with Grandpa</a>, which earned <b>$329,359</b> in its ninth week, falling -44.4% from the prior session. The PG-rated comedy starring Robert De Niro had a $256 per-screen average in 1,285 theaters. Its North American box-office total now stands at <b>$17.6 million</b>. The kid-friendly comedy has also added <b>$8.5 million</b> overseas, bringing its worldwide tally to <b>$26.1 million</b>. The only other debuts of note were a pair of re-releases with heavy-duty name recognition. Disney dug into its Christmas stocking from yuletides past and pulled out its 1988 blockbuster <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3412165377/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Die Hard</a> (a timely choice since the Bruce Willis action classic is set on Christmas Eve). The film, which eared <b>$141.5 million</b> at the worldwide box office 32 years ago, landed in the No. 10 spot, where it racked up <b>$189,000</b> in 1,172 theaters (for a $161 per-screen average). Meanwhile, Paramount reintroduced a newly re-edited version of 1990’s The Godfather: Part III (which has been retitled <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1180730113/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone</a>). The <b>Al Pacino</b> mob epic, which raked in <b>$136.7 million</b> worldwide in its original run, bowed at No. 15 with <b>$52,000</b> in 179 theaters for a $290 per-screen average.<br/><br/>However, the biggest box-office news of the week didn’t come from what was playing in theaters, but rather what wouldn’t be playing in theaters. On the heels of its announcement that <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3624109569/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman 1984</a> would debut on HBO Max in addition to theaters on Christmas Day, Warner Bros. delivered another bombshell. The studio said that all of its 2021 titles, which includes potential blockbusters such as <b>James Gunn&#039;s</b> <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl84510209/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Suicide Squad</a>, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1383892481/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Godzilla vs. Kong</a>, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3674506753/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">In the Heights</a>, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3162015233/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Dune</a>, and <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2175304193/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Matrix 4</a>, would follow the same roll-out game plan as Wonder Woman, launching simultaneously in theaters and on its HBO Max streaming service. <br/><br/>Needless to say, theater chains were less than happy about the new Warner Bros. strategy as their stock prices fell after the announcement. It will interesting to see if the other major Hollywood studios follow suit. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 07 Dec 2020 18:18:40 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2473591812/ ‘The Croods: A New Age’ Animates a Sluggish Box Office with $9.7 Million Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2490369028/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_7 Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3209528833/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Croods: A New Age</a> came out of the gate with surprising force, pulling in <b>$9.7 million</b> at the domestic box office and easily securing the No. 1 spot over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The PG-rated film, which features the voices of <b>Nicolas Cage</b>, <b>Emma Stone</b>, and <b>Ryan Reynolds</b>, has racked up <b>$17 million</b> in North America since its Wednesday opening, making it a rare and much-needed pandemic-era blockbuster. <br/><br/>A follow-up to the 2013 family hit which took in <b>$43.6 million</b> during its debut weekend seven years ago (on the way to earning <b>$187.2 million</b> during its North American theatrical run), <b>The Croods: A New Age</b>scored a muscular $4,391 per-screen average in 2,211 theaters. It was the biggest domestic opening since Christopher Nolan’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1442940417/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Tenet</a> bowed to <b>$20.2 million</b> back in September. Overseas, <b>A New Age</b>added <b>$20.8 million</b>, bringing its cumulative worldwide gross to <b>$37.8 million</b>. <br/><br/>The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is traditionally one of the busiest of the year due to animated crowd-pleasers such as<a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl357926401/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Frozen</a> (which had a <b>$93.6 million</b> opening in 2013), <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2742978049/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Ralph Breaks the Internet</a> (which had a <b>$84.8 million</b> opening in 2018), and <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl4249847297/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Moana</a> (which had a <b>$82.1 million</b>opening in 2016). It should be noted that <b>A New Age</b> also received mostly positive reactions from critics (73% on Rotten Tomatoes) and seemed to connect with audiences, who gave it an “A” CinemaScore grade. <br/><br/>The film also proved the continued dominance of Universal, as the studio and its Focus Features division were responsible for four of the weekend’s top five films. Unlike most of the majors, which have pushed their biggest titles to 2021, Universal continues to actively release films thanks to its output deals with two of the largest theater chains, AMC and Cinemark, that allow for shorter theatrical windows before moving its releases to premium VOD and streaming platforms. <br/><br/>In the runner-up spot was Universal and Blumhouse’s body-swap, horror-comedy <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1699840769/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Freaky</a>, which scared up <b>$770,000</b> in its third week, falling -39% from the previous frame. The R-rated film, which stars <b>Vince Vaughn</b> as a serial killer and <b>Kathryn Newton</b>as a high-school student who switch bodies on Friday the 13th, had a $443 per-screen average in 1,735 theaters. Freaky has earned <b>$7 million</b> domestically to date and <b>$4.9 million</b>internationally, bringing its total worldwide box office haul to <b>$11.9 million</b>.<br/><br/>In third place was 101 Studios’<a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1078166273/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The War with Grandpa</a>, which earned <b>$643,937</b>in its eighth week, falling just -13.8% from the prior frame. The PG-rated comedy starring <b>Robert De Niro</b>continues to be encouragingly resilient since opening on October 9, snagging a $429 per-screen average in 1,500 theaters. Its North American box-office total now stands at <b>$17.3 million</b>. The kid-friendly comedy has also added <b>$8.4 million</b> abroad to date, bringing its worldwide tally to <b>$25.6 million</b>.<br/><br/>In fourth place was Focus Features’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2393408001/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Let Him Go</a>, which made <b>$459,000</b> in its fourth week, dipping -36.6% from the previous session. The R-rated thriller starring <b>Kevin Costner</b> and <b>Diane Lane</b> as grandparents racing to rescue their young grandson from peril managed a $317 per-screen average in 1,447 theaters, bringing its domestic box-office total to <b>$8.7 million</b>. The movie has tacked on a negligible <b>$73,250</b> overseas to date.<br/><br/>Focus also held onto fifth place with its PG-13-rated chiller, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2773844737/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Come Play</a>. In its fifth week, the horror movie about a monster that manifests itself through mobile devices fell -30.8%, eking out <b>$389,000</b> in 1,364 theaters, which translates to a $285 per-screen average. Its domestic total now stands at <b>$8.7 million</b>, with another <b>$2.1 million</b>coming from overseas markets, bringing its worldwide total to <b>$10.8 million</b>. <br/><br/>The other debut that managed to crack the Top 10 this weekend was Warner Bros.’ re-release of its beloved 1989 yuletide staple, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3864953601/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation</a>. The dysfunctional <b>Chevy Chase</b>-comedy landed in tenth place with <b>$170,000</b> in 308 theaters, which equals a $551 per-screen average. <b>Christmas Vacation</b> the third installment in the Griswold family series, made <b>$71.3 million</b> domestically (not adjusted for inflation) in its original run 31 years ago. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 30 Nov 2020 19:01:03 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2490369028/ Vince Vaughn Stays ‘Freaky’ At No. 1 With $1.2 Million In His Horror-Comedy’s Second Weekend, But the Box Office Is Getting Even Scarier https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2507146244/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_8 Universal and Blumhouse’s body-swap horror-comedy <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1699840769/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Freaky</a> held onto the top spot at North American theaters over the weekend, but its anemic <b>$1.2 million</b> haul is further proof that the box office has become a scary place as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and COVID-19 cases continue to surge. <br/><br/>As an example of just how fast things are dropping off, last weekend the top 10 movies in North America pulled in a combined <b>$10.3 million</b>. This week, however, that number was just about half of that total: <b>$5.3 million</b>. To put things in even starker relief, at this time last year, Disney’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2424210945/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Frozen II</a> debuted to <b>$130.3 million</b> at the domestic box office. <br/><br/>Still, let’s give credit where it’s due. <b>Freaky</b> managed to attract enough ticket-buyers to remain the box-office champion in its sophomore session. The R-rated film stars <b>Vince Vaughn</b> as a serial killer and <b>Kathryn Newton</b> as a high-school student who switch bodies on Friday the 13th. The film had a precipitous 66.1% dive from the previous frame, scaring up a $593 per-screen average in 2,057 theaters. Overseas, the film has added <b>$3.7 million</b> to date, bringing its cumulative worldwide total to <b>$9.2 million</b>.<br/><br/>In the runner-up slot was 101 Studios’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1078166273/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The War with Grandpa</a>, which scored <b>$733,067</b> in its seventh week, falling 44.5% from the previous session. The PG-rated comedy starring <b>Robert De Niro</b> has proven to be remarkably resilient since it opened on October 9, snagged a $434 per-screen average in 1,688 theaters, bringing its North American box-office total to <b>$16.2 million</b>. The kid-friendly comedy has racked up an additional <b>$8.1 million</b> abroad, bringing its worldwide tally to <b>$24.3 million</b>.<br/><br/>In third place was Focus Features’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2393408001/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Let Him Go</a>, which pulled in <b>$710,000</b> in its third week, dipping 59.3% from the previous frame. The R-rated thriller starring <b>Kevin Costner</b> and <b>Diane Lane</b> as grandparents racing to rescue their young grandson from peril managed a $372 per-screen average in 1,907 theaters, bringing its domestic box-office total to <b>$7.9 million</b>. The movie has tacked on a negligible <b>$71,852</b> overseas to date.<br/><br/>Focus also held onto fourth place with its PG-13-rated chiller, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2773844737/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Come Play</a>. In its fourth week, the movie fell 48.8%, eking out <b>$550,000</b> in 1,364 theaters, which translates to a $403 per-screen average. <br/><br/>In fifth was Disney’s latest raid-the-vaults re-release: 1994’s Christmas comedy <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1482654465/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Santa Claus</a>, which added <b>$461,000</b> to the <b>$144.8 million</b> it scored in North American theaters the first time around 26 years ago. The PG-rated holiday film, which stars <b>Tim Allen</b> as a man who becomes St. Nick when the former jolly old elf falls off his roof and expires, which seems just right for a 2020 re-release. Claus was not rolled back out overseas. <br/><br/>Meanwhile, three other debuts managed to squeeze their way into the Top 10 this weekend. Gravitas Ventures’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1465352961/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Vanguard</a>, an action-adventure starring <b>Jackie Chan</b> that has already racked up <b>$44 million</b> in China, landed in seventh place with <b>$400,000</b> in 1,375 theaters; TriStar’s R-rated war-time, art-forgery thriller <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3048374785/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Last Vermeer</a>, starring <b>Guy Pearce</b>, bowed in ninth place with <b>$225,000</b> in 912 theaters; and Fathom Events’ Japanese animated-fantasy <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1690141185/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Gekijouban Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel—III. Spring Song</a> ended up in tenth place with <b>$200,000</b> in 304 theaters. <br/><br/>With Universal’s animated sequel <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3209528833/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Croods: A New Age</a> slated to hit theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there is still some hope that business will pick up next week. After all, the first <b>Croods</b> made <b>$187.2 million</b> domestically during its original domestic box-office run in 2013, opening with <b>$43.6 million</b>. However, there’s no denying that some of the wind was taken out of exhibitors’ sails on November 18, when Warner Bros. announced that it would release its DC tentpole <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3624109569/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman 1984</a> on its streaming service HBO Max on December 25, the same day it opens in theaters. Although the Gal Gadot sequel will open a week earlier overseas, it will be interesting to monitor what percentage of its huge built-in audience watches it at home versus on the big screen. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:12:24 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2507146244/ Vince Vaughn Gets ‘Freaky’ With A $3.7 Million Bow For His New Horror Thriller And Slashes His Way To No. 1 At The Domestic Box Office https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2523923460/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_9 While the box office has been a scary place over the past eight months, it just got a little scarier (in a good way) thanks to the new <b>Vince Vaughn</b> and <b>Kathryn Newton</b> horror thriller <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1699840769/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Freaky</a>, which debuted at No. 1 in North America this weekend with <b>$3.7 million</b>. <br/><br/>Universal and Blumhouse’s R-rated film about a serial killer who switches bodies with a teenage, high-school girl (<b>Kathryn Newton</b>) on Friday the 13th opened in 2,472 theaters and scared up an impressive $1,500 per-screen average. <b>Freaky</b> received mostly positive reviews and scored an 84% &#034;Fresh&#034; rating with audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Overseas, the film added <b>$1.9 million</b> in its freshman frame, bringing its cumulative worldwide box office haul to <b>$5.6 million</b>. Not bad for a film with a reported budget of <b>$6 million</b>.<br/><br/>In second place was Focus Features’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2393408001/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Let Him Go</a>, which pulled in <b>$1.8 million</b> in its second week, dropping off 55% from the previous frame. The R-rated thriller starring <b>Kevin Costner</b> and <b>Diane Lane</b> as grandparents racing to rescue their young grandson from peril managed a $732 per-screen average in 2,458 theaters, bringing its domestic box-office total to <b>$6.9 million</b>. The movie has tacked on a negligible <b>$32,959</b> overseas to date.<br/><br/>In third was 101 Studios’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1078166273/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The War with Grandpa</a>, which scored <b>$1.3 million</b> in its sixth week, dipping 12% from the previous session. The PG-rated comedy starring <b>Robert De Niro</b> snagged a $618 per-screen average in 2,145 theaters, bringing its North American box-office total to <b>$15.2 million</b>. To date, the kid-friendly comedy has added <b>$7.7 million</b> abroad, bringing its worldwide tally to <b>$23 million</b>.<br/><br/>In fourth was Focus Features’<a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2773844737/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Come Play</a>. In its third week, the PG-13-rated chiller fell 38.7%, racking up <b>$1.1 million</b> in 1,966 theaters, which translates to a $559 per-screen average. Between its busy Focus division and production deal with Blumhouse, Universal Pictures has claims to three of the top five films in North America this weekend. Universal continues to be one of the only majors rolling out new product to theaters during the coronavirus pandemic, filling a vacuum left by the other big studios who have bumped most of their big-ticket releases from the 2020 calendar. <br/><br/>In fifth was Open Road’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl565543425/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Honest Thief</a>, which fell 29.9%, pulling in <b>$800,000</b> in its sixth week. The PG-13-rated picture which stars <b>Liam Neeson</b> as a double-crossed bank robber, had a $434 per-screen average in 1,843 theaters, bringing its total domestic gross to <b>$12.4 million</b>. Internationally, Neeson’s film has added a balanced <b>$11 million</b> so far, bringing its worldwide box-office total to <b>$23.3 million</b>. <br/><br/>While <b>Freaky</b> ran away with the weekend’s top rookie honors, there was a handful of other indie newcomers that also debuted, albeit in more limited release, failing to make much of a splash: Relativity Media’s PG-rated kids’ fantasy adventure <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl509379329/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Come Away</a> landed at No. 12 with <b>$108,000</b> in 475 theaters; Saban Films’ R-rated, Christmas-themed actioner <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1532789505/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Fatman</a> (starring <b>Mel Gibson</b>) was right behind it at No 13 with <b>$107,958</b>in 259 theaters; Sony Pictures Classics’ R-rated, dark comedy <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2987099649/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The Climb</a> ended up at No. 14 with <b>$103,572</b> in 408 theaters; and Neon’s R-rated romantic drama <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3477963521/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Ammonite</a> with <b>Kate Winslet</b> and <b>Saoirse Ronan</b> opened at No. 15 with <b>$85,000</b> in 280 theaters. <br/><br/>Still, the biggest topic of speculation coming out of the weekend remains whether Warner Bros. will release its DC tentpole <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3624109569/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman 1984</a> on Christmas day as is currently planned, or whether the studio will shelve the potential blockbuster until next year. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:17:23 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2523923460/ Focus Features’ New Kevin Costner-Diane Lane Thriller ‘Let Him Go’ Bows At No. 1 Over A Soft Election Weekend at the Domestic Box Office With $4.1 Million https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2540700676/?ref_=bo_nr_rss_10 While the nation was glued to the round-the-clock election results, the domestic box office suffered another slow weekend. For once, the blame couldn’t be pinned exclusively on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic or the dearth of major-studio tentpoles in theaters. <br/><br/>Still, the weekend did produce a new box-office champion, as Focus Features’ thriller, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2393408001/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Let Him Go</a>, debuted at No. 1 in North America with <b>$4.1 million</b>. The R-rated film, which stars <b>Kevin Costner</b> and <b>Diane Lane</b> as grandparents who race from their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from a dangerous family in the Dakotas, opened in 2,454 theaters and earned a $1,670 per-screen average. It fared well with critics and audiences alike, getting 77% and 78% fresh ratings respectively on Rotten Tomatoes.<br/><br/>Focus, the specialty division of Universal Pictures, pulled off a box-office exacta by scoring the No.2 finisher as well this weekend thanks to the PG-13-rated chiller <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2773844737/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Come Play</a>. In its second week, the film dropped off -45%, scaring up <b>$1.7 million</b> in 2,183 theaters, which translates to a $792 per-screen average. Focus, which continues to roll out new films as the major studios continue to push their big releases to next year, has clearly benefited from the lack of splashy, high-profile competition in the marketplace.<br/><br/>In third place was 101 Studios’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1078166273/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">The War with Grandpa</a>, which pulled in <b>$1.5 million</b> in its fifth week, ticking up +19% from the previous frame. The PG-rated comedy starring <b>Robert De Niro</b> snagged a $644 per-screen average in 2,348 theaters, bringing its North American box-office total to <b>$13.4 million</b>. To date, the kid-friendly comedy has tacked on an additional $7 million overseas, bringing its worldwide tally to $20.4 million.<br/><br/>In fourth was Open Road’s <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl565543425/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Honest Thief</a>, which dipped -18.1%, pulling in <b>$1.1 million</b> in its fifth week. The PG-13-rated picture which stars <b>Liam Neeson</b> as a double-crossed bank robber, had a $507 per-screen average in 2,217 theaters, bringing its total domestic haul to <b>$11.2 million</b>. Abroad, Neeson’s film has racked up <b>$9.8 million</b> so far, bringing its worldwide box-office total to <b>$21 million</b>. <br/><br/>Rounding out the Top Five was Warner Bros.’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1442940417/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Tenet</a>, which got a +2.3% bump in its tenth week of domestic release. The Christopher Nolan-directed epic took in <b>$905,000</b>. The PG-13-rated film had a $640 per-screen average in 1,412 theaters, bringing its North American box-office total to <b>$55.1 million</b>. Nolan’s film, which continues to benefit from a more robust international showing, has added <b>$295.6 million</b> from overseas so far, bringing its cumulative worldwide total to <b>$350.7 million</b>. However, with the announcement this week that Tenet would become available via VOD next month, its theatrical run seems to be approaching the finish line. <br/><br/>Bubbling just under the Top Five was Disney’s re-release of the computer animated 1995 family classic <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1700430593/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Toy Story</a>. The Pixar film pulled in <b>$505,000</b> in 2,102 theaters for a $240 per-screen average. In its initial blockbuster run in theaters 25 years ago, Toy Story racked up <b>$191.8 million</b> domestically and <b>$171.2 million</b> overseas for a cumulative worldwide total of <b>$363 million</b>.<br/><br/>In other box-office news, this past week saw several more high-profile future releases delaying their planned theatrical openings. Warner Bros’ pushed its latest Harry Potter spin-off, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2886305281/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3</a>, from November 12, 2021 to the summer of 2022. And Disney announced that it was removing its <b>Ryan Reynolds</b> action comedy, <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl1158252033/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Free Guy</a>, from its December 11, 2020 slot as well as its Agatha Christie adaptation of <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl2416281089/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Death on the Nile</a> starring <b>Kenneth Branagh</b> from its December 18, 2020 perch (neither film has been given a new release date yet). Those moves now leave Warner Bros’ <a class="a-link-normal" href="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3624109569/?ref_=bo_nr_rss">Wonder Woman 1984</a> as the last big-studio tentpole standing on the 2020 calendar for now. Chris Nashawaty <mail@boxofficemojo.com> Mon, 09 Nov 2020 18:22:51 +0000https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed2540700676/