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Highest chart position: 3
Weeks on box office: 4
27th January 2021
One again there was little in the way of new release which means the top 5 movies more or less stayed the same as the previous week.
The Liam Neeson starring The Marksman remained at the top and and The Croods: A New Age and <>Wonder Woman 1984 swapped places, and thats it really!
There was one new entry one he chart, Our Friend starring Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel limped in at number 8 with $250,000 over the weekend.
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Here is a rundown of the US top 5 movies 22nd - 24th January 2021
Remaining at the top for a second weekend is the Liam Neeson action movie directed by Robert Lorenz which takes $2.03 million, a 37% drop.
The movie has taken $6.09 Million after 2 weeks of release.
The animated sequel movie directed by Joel Crawford takes $1.82 Million, an 11% drop from last weekend.
The movie has taken $41.83 Million over a 9 week release.
Sinking a bit faster than Warner would have expected the DC Universe sequel movie takes $1.6 Million over the weekend, a 38% drop.
The film which came out on HBO Max and cinemas over christmas has now taken $37.7 Million after 5 weeks.
Starring Tom Hanks the movie has Oscar buzz and take $810,000 this weekend, 23% down from last weekend, giving the movie a total of $9.65 Million over 5 weeks.
Starring Milla Jovovich the video game movie adaptation takes $810,000 over the weekend, down 12% from last weekend, the movie now has $10.18 Million over 6 weeks of release.
19th January 2021
After scoring a big hit towards the end of 2020 with Honest Thief Liam Neeson is back once again in the Pandemic era with The Marksman which makes its debut a the top.
With many cinemas in the US still closed there are no other new film on the top 10 this weekend and the top 5 just performs a bit of a shift with everything dropping one place.
With no sigh yet of a return to normal we have a while to wait until we get a substantial new release.
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Weekly breakdown of the US top 5 15th - 17th January 2021
Liam Neeson strikes again as he returns to the top in his latest starring role which takes $3.2 Million on its debut weekend.
Compared to Neeson's last release during the COVID-19 pandemic this is a little lower as Honest Thief took $3.7 Million on its debut.
The DC Universe superhero movie is available on streaming which will have effected its box office performance but this week falls from the top where it spent 3 weeks to number 2 with $2.6 Million, only 13% down from last weekend.
The movie has now taken $35.8 Million over its for weeks of release, as a comparison the original Wonder Woman from 2017 had taken $318.1 Million by the same point, but a comparison is unfair of course.
Doing surprisingly well still is the animated sequel starring Nicholas Cage which this week takes just over $2 Million, an increase of 11% from last weekend.
This pushes the movies total gross to $39.2 Million after 8 weeks of release, quite a feat considering the pandemic and that the movie is available on streaming.
The Tom Hanks staring Oscar contender falls to 4 this weekend with a gross of $1 Million, 15% drop from last weekend, giving the movie $8.5 Million after 4 weeks of release.
Paul W.S. Anderson's video game adaptation is at 5 this weekend with $920,000, 17% down from last weekend, giving the movie a new total of $9 Million after 5 weeks.
12th January 2021
With the US box office still suffering from closures from the stay-at-home orders in place across much of America Wonder Woman 1984 stays at the top again despite a big drop from the previous weekend.
There are no new releases on the chart as nearly everything at the moment is going to VOD and big new blockbusters have been push to at least the second quarter of the year although Jurassic World from 2015 makes a re-entry at 13.
In a rare movie, altohugh not surprising, the top 5 this weekend is in the exact same positions as last weekend.
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Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movies in the US 8th - 10th January 2021.
The DC Universe sequel movie spends another weekend at the top of the US chart with a gross of $3 Million which is 45% down from the previous weekend.
The movie now has a total gross of $32.6 Million after 3 weeks of release, it is the top grossing movie so far in 2021 and the third highest grossing movie since the pandemic started.
The animated sequel spends another weekend at number 2 on the box office with a weekend gross of $1.8 Million, 17% down week on week.
The movie has taken $36.8 Million after 7 weeks of release is the second top movie of 2021 and the second highest grossing movie since the pandemic closed many cinemas.
Staying again at number 3 is the Tom Hanks Oscar worthy movie which takes $1.2 Million over the weekend a 27% drop, giving the movie a 3 week total of $7.09 Million.
Remaining at 4 is the Paul W.S. Anderson directed movie which takes $1.1 Million over the weekend, 12% down from last weekend, giving the movie a $7.8 Million 4 week gross.
Finishing of the top 5 is the Deon Taylor directed drama which take $656,606, only a 6% drop from last weekend, the movie has now taken $3.9 Million over 4 weeks.
4th January 2021
With no big new releases on the US box office over the new year the top movie jiggle around a bit but there is nothing of note.
The highest new movie is at number 13 in the shape of Shadow In The Cloud, directed by Roseanne Liang and starring Chloë Grace Moretz which debuts with a gross of $40,000.
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Here is the top 5 US box office breakdown 1st - 3rd January 2021
Warner Bros. released the superhero movie on HBO Max day and date with theatres, and with cinemas in America still largely closed the Wonder Woman sequel has not done too bad staying at the top with a weekend gross of $5.5 Million, although it is 67% down from last week.
The Patty Jenkins directed movie now has a total gross in the US of $28.5 Million and is the third highest grossing movie during the global pandemic.
The second highest grossing movie of the pandemic era with a weekend gross of $2.1 Million, an increase of 21% from last weekend hence the climb to number 2.
The Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds starring movie has now taken $34.5 Million after 6 weeks of release.
The Tom Hanks starring Oscar buzz movie falls to number 3 this weekend after making its debut at 2 with a gross of $1.7 Million, 30% drop from last week.
The movie has now taken $5.4 Million in America after 2 weeks of release.
Director Paul W.S. Anderson new video game movie stays put at number 4 this week with $700,000, 6% up from last week to boost its total cume to $3 Million after 3 weeks.
Hilary Swank's latest movie jumps a place from last week with $660,000, a fall of 3% giving the movie a $1.8 Million 2 week total.
4th January 2021
With the 2020 box office collapsing in March due to the global pandemic the Chinese market was the first an quickest to recover and it dominated the global scene over the whole year.
The top grossing movie of the year was The Eight Hundred wich was released in August and did big business in China.
Chinese films accounted for 6 of the top 20 movies of the year and 7 of the movie were released in 2019 with a holdover in 2020.
Tenet which was the first big movie released during the pandemic made it into the top 5 movies of the year despite being considered a flop.
Many movies have had there releases moved to 2021 and cinemas did not have the massive tentpole pictures that would have pulled in over a Billion dollars in revenue, in fact its the first time in over a decade there has been no movie taking over $1 Billion.
Here are the top 5 movies by gross across the globe in 2020.
A massive hit in China the action war epic is directed by Hu Guan and took $161 Million on its full opening weekend.
Over its full global release the movie took $441.8 Million making the top grossing global movie of the year.
After a lengthy gap Will Smith and Martin Lawrence re-teamed as the Miami cops and the movie was a global smash.
Released at the start of the year its release just missed the cinemas closures due to COVID-19 and took $418.2 Million.
Sam Mendes released his Oscar nominated was movie in America in late 2019 but got its global release in early 2020 and its the 3rd top movie of 2020 with $375.4 Million.
Directed by 7 of Chinas top directors this anthology movie took $101 Million durings its Chinese opening.
Globally the movie is the 4th highest grossing of the year with $371.1 Million.
In America this movie was moved to an August release with studios hoping that cinemas would have re-opened after 4 months of closures, but the global pandemic had other ideas and although countries has started to re-opened cinemas had limited capacity.
The movie did relatively well in global cinemas but with mixed reviews it was not the film Warner Bros. had hoped, but a top five of the year is not bad with a gross of $362.6.