4th May 2021
While Mortal Kombat took top honors last weekend, Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train takes over at the top this weekend with the slimmest of margins.
The top new movie of the weekend is Separation which makes its debut at number 4.
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The Chinese hit movie might have missed out on a debut at the top but it climbs to pole position on its second weekend of release.
The movie takes $6.4 Million on its second weekend of release, a massive 70% drop from last weekend, which pushes the total US gross to $34.11 Million.
Falling into second place after its debut at the top is the video game adaptation which takes $6.2 Million over the weekend, a 73% drop from last weekend.
The movie is having a fight with Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train and after 2 weeks of release has taken a slither less with $34.1 Million.
Top movie in the US of the year so far stays put at number 3 with $2.74 Million, a slim 36% drop from last weekend.
After 5 weeks the movie has now taken $90.3 Million and should reach $100 Million before the end of its cinema run.
Highest new movie of the weekend is the William Brent Bell directed horror movie which takes $1.83 million on its debut.
Disney's animated smash stays put at number 5 this weekend with $1.33 Million, a tiny 23% drop from last weekend, giving the movie a $41.58 Million total gross over 9 weeks of release.
27th April 2021
The US box office this weekend was the biggest in over a year as the new adaptation of Mortal Kombat and the Chinese animation Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train land in the top two places with fantastic first weekend numbers.
Elsewhere on the chart Together Together from director Nikole Beckwith lands at number 8 with a debut gross of half a million dollars.
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The video game franchise was first brought to the big screen by Paul W.S. Anderson in 1995 in what at the time was a critical champion at the box office and went on to gross $70.4 Million in the US.
26 years later director Simon McQuoid brings us a new interpretation to the big screen and makes its debut with $23.3 Million and gives a true sign, after Godzilla Vs. Kongs fantastic box office run, that things are getting back to pre-pandemic levels.
The movie has been much hyped and favourable reviews have helped the movie, and nothing else in competition will have given the movie a boost on its debut.
Having been released in its native country of China in October 2020 the movie was delayed because tof the pandemic in the rest of the world, and with a gross of $375 Million to date the movie has made an enormous impact.
This weekend the Haruo Sotozaki directed animation got its US debut as was only $2 Million off taking the number 1 spot with a debut gross of £21.14 Million.
The movie is being hailed as a classic and a big box office run could be on the cards.
The monster face off falls from the top after 3 weeks and lands at number 3 this weekend with $4.29 Million, a drop of 45% from last weekend.
This gives the movie a total gross of $86.6 Million after 3 weeks of release and is the biggest film in the US in 2021 and the biggest film during the pandemic lockdowns.
Falling to number 4 this week is the Bob Odenkirk starring movie which takes $1.742 Million, 30% down, for a $21.5 Million total after 5 weeks of release.
Dropping to number 5 this week is the Disney fantasy movie which takes $1.741 Million, down just 9%, for a total of $39.9 Million after 8 weeks of release.
6th March 2021
As the pandemic is starting to get under control in much of the world with the agressive distribution of the vaccine many markets are starting to open their cinema door with China still leading the way, and with Russia and Japan still showing good number and this coming weekend many more American states are staring to open up.
This means the global box office is starting to take shape, and although its still heavily lead by Chinese movies this week the new Tom & Jerry: The Movie has done well globally, and next weekend we have the new Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon hitting cinemas.
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The hit Chinese movie got a release 3 weeks ago in its native, the same weekend as Detective Chinatown 3, and both film became top grossing movies in their own right.
The Ling Jia directed movie this week takes $53.3 Million which is a 60% drop from last weekend but the movie has taken an incredible $677.3 Million in China alone, beating the likes of Avengers: Endgame.
The feuding duo in their first live action movie, although the cat and mouse are traditional animation, think Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which climbs from 10 to 2 this week.
Taking a quite amazing $30 Million this movie is 92% up from it debut gross last weekend, the movie has takes $43 Million in total.
The second movie to be doing massive number in China is the sequel movie directed by Sicheng Chen which this week drops to 3 with $19.9 Million, 53% down, taking its total gross to $677 Million.
This dramatic take of an actor down on his luck remains at 4 this week with $14.5 Million, down just 1% from last week, its total is now $57 Million after 3 weeks of release.
Directed by Yang Lu this action movie is turning into a global hit and this week despite dropping to number 3 takes $12 Million, a 12% drop, for a $125 Million total after 3 weeks of release.
22nd October 2020
Japan led the way on the global stage this weekend as the animated movie Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train topped the global box office with a record breaking Japanese debut.
China also did well again this weekend as its box office continued to do well in what can be seen as a post COVID-19 re-opening.
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Breaking the record for the biggest ever opening for a film in Japan the animated movie took nearly $44 Million on its debut.
A great opening for the Haruo Sotozaki directed movie and a great sign that cinema is open again, in Japan at least.
With Chinese cinema doing well over the last couple of weekends its current number 1 movie falls to number 2 on the global box office with $19.1 Million.
After 3 weeks the movie has now taken $360.2 Million globally.
Getting a release in the US and topping the chart there has given the Liam Neeson movie a massive boost and the film jumps from 18 to number 3 with $4.7 Million globally, up 91% from last weekend.
The film has taken $6.3 Million in total after 2 weeks of release.
The Christopher Nolan movie has had a troubled time at the cinema but despite that its at number 4 this weekend with $4,4 Million.
The film has a global take of $334 Million after 8 weeks of release.
The Tim Hill directed comedy falls to number 5 this week with $2.6 Million over the weekend pushing its total gross to $11.1 Million after 5 weeks of release.