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‘Tom and Jerry’ Animate A Sleepy Winter Box Office With $13.7 Million Bow, The Second-Highest Opening Of The Pandemic Era

And a warring cat and mouse shall lead them…. Just when it was beginning to look as if the sleepy winter box office couldn’t get drearier, along came Warner Bros.’ Tom and Jerry to give North American movie theaters a shot in the arm—and a conk on the head or two.

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Holds Top Spot With $1.7 Million In Its Third Month In Theaters; Oscar Hopeful ‘Nomadland’ Bows At No. 7 With $503,000

Despite being available on premium VOD since the week before Christmas, The Croods: A New Age just keeps going…and going…and going at the box office. The unstoppable sequel from Universal and DreamWorks remained the top movie in North America this weekend, pulling in $1.7 million in its thirteenth week in theaters and simultaneously beating out a handful of more recent Oscar hopefuls that are struggling to turn their awards-season buzz into robust ticket sales.

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Returns To The Top Spot In Its Twelfth Week Of Release With $2 Million Over Slow Presidents' Day Weekend

It feels like they’ve been hanging around in the Top 5 at the box office since, well, the Stone Age. And now, over a slow Presidents' Day weekend, the persistence of those prehistoric protagonists has finally paid off as The Croods: A New Age returned to the top spot in its twelfth week in theaters, edging out Warner Bros.’ critically acclaimed newcomer, Judas and the Black Messiah.

Denzel Washington’s Crime Thriller ‘The Little Things’ Repeats At No. 1 Over Slow Super Bowl Weekend With $2.1 Million

With the blockbuster match-up of Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes on tap for the Super Bowl, ticket buyers opted to stay at home with their nachos and three-bean dips rather than venture to the multiplex over the weekend. The result was a slow session at the domestic box office, where Denzel Washington ’s The Little Things held onto the top spot in its second week of release, pulling in a soft $2.1 million.

Denzel Washington’s Crime Thriller ‘The Little Things’ Bows At No. 1 With $4.8 Million Despite Same-Day Streaming Debut

It turns out that even in the midst of a global pandemic, there are still some A-list movie stars who can pull die-hard movie fans into theaters. Denzel Washington proved to be one such draw this weekend as his new crime thriller, The Little Things, debuted at No. 1 with a muscular $4.8 million haul despite also being available on the HBO Max streaming service. It marked the biggest R-rated opening since mid-March, right before the COVID pandemic shuttered most of the nation’s movie houses.

Liam Neeson’s ‘The Marksman’ Holds No.1 With $2 Million In Its Second Week; ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Nears $150 Million Globally; And Bond Postponement Leads To More Date-Shuffling

In another sluggish session at the domestic box office, Liam Neeson once again proved to be Mr. Reliable by holding onto the top spot for the second straight weekend with his latest outing, The Marksman. The PG-13-rated border thriller from indie studio Open Road Films put $2 million into its crosshairs, edging out a soft field still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liam Neeson’s ‘The Marksman’ Unseats ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ At The Domestic Box Office With $3.7 Million Over MLK Jr. Weekend

Moviegoers didn’t have much time to miss Liam Neeson, whose Honest Thief debuted in the top box-office spot back in October. Because now, just three months later, the AARP action star is back and this time he’s No. 1 with a bullet as his latest thriller, The Marksman, pulled in $3.2 million over the weekend and in total $3.7 million including the MLK Jr. holiday —more than enough to finally unseat Wonder Woman 1984, which had spent three straight weeks as the highest-grossing movie in North America.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Lassos Top Spot For Third Straight Weekend With Soft $3 Million Haul at The Domestic Box Office

Without much in the way of fresh competition at the box office, Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 lassoed the top spot for the third straight weekend with a soft $3 million 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.

'Wonder Woman 1984’ Loses Some Serious Steam in its Sophomore Weekend With $5.5 Million at the Domestic Box Office

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.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Sets New COVID-era Record With $16.7 Million Domestic Opening

For months, all eyes have been on Wonder Woman 1984, 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.

Monster Hunter’ Debuts At No. 1 in North America With $2.2 Million, While ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Underwhelms Overseas

In another slow weekend at the domestic box office, Screen Gems’ Monster Hunter managed to finally unseat The Croods, debuting at No.1 with $2.2 million. It was the first time in nine weeks that a movie from a studio other than Universal sat in the top spot.

With No New Major Competition, ‘The Croods: A New Age’ Three-peats At No. 1 with $3 Million

With no new major competition at the domestic box office, Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel The Croods: A New Age repeated at No. 1 with $3 million in its third week in theaters. The PG-rated film, which features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds, has racked up $24.3 million in North America to date, making it a rare commercial success story during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Repeats At No. 1 with $4.4 Million Over the Post-Thanksgiving Weekend as Universal Dominates the Charts

Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel The Croods: A New Age repeated at No. 1 over the sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend, pulling in $4.4 million in its second frame at the domestic box office. The PG-rated film, which features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds, has racked up $20.3 million in North America since its opening ten days ago, making it a rare commercial success story amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Animates a Sluggish Box Office with $9.7 Million Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Universal and DreamWorks’ animated sequel The Croods: A New Age came out of the gate with surprising force, pulling in $9.7 million 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 Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds, has racked up $17 million in North America since its Wednesday opening, making it a rare and much-needed pandemic-era blockbuster.

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

Universal and Blumhouse’s body-swap horror-comedy Freaky held onto the top spot at North American theaters over the weekend, but its anemic $1.2 million 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.

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

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 Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton horror thriller Freaky, which debuted at No. 1 in North America this weekend with $3.7 million.

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

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.

Focus Features’ New Chiller ‘Come Play’ Debuts At No. 1 With $3.2 Million During Slow Halloween Weekend at the Box Office

There was no shortage of frights over the Halloween weekend as a pair of new big-screen chillers managed to break into the Top 10 in another eerily quiet weekend at the domestic box office.

Liam Neeson’s Action Thriller ‘Honest Thief’ Holds On To The Top Spot Despite Slow Second Weekend

The “Dadsploitation” genre continues to be very good to Liam Neeson as the aging action star’s latest thriller, Honest Thief, remained in the top spot in its second weekend with $2.4 million in North America.

Liam Neeson’s Latest Action Thriller ‘Honest Thief’ Debuts At No. 1 With $3.7 Million in North America; Meanwhile, Disney Guides Two Seasonal Re-releases Into The Top 5.

Eight months ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic hobbled the movie business, every weekend felt like a heavyweight fight. Nowadays, each weekend is beginning to feel more like pillow fight. Still, in what turned out to be another soft weekend at the box office, Liam Neeson’s latest action thriller, Honest Thief, pulled in $3.7 million at the domestic box office and claimed the title of the No. 1 movie in North America.
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