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5th October 2020
With Tenet still at the top of the US box office and no big new releases this weekend it was up to a 27 year old Halloween favourite to cheer up the box office.
Hocus Pocus is the top new movie of the weekend and it wasn't that far from going to the top but Tenet still had the strength to remain at the top.
With the new Bond movie, No Time To Die being delayed until April 2021 there is not a lot in the way of big new movies coming out now in 2020, there is Death On the Nile in mid December and Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day so what we see now could be the shape of the box office for a while.
Here is a quick breakdown of this weeks UK box office.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movies in the US 2nd - 4th October 2020.
Five weeks in and Christopher Nolans movie is still the top film at the box office and this week it takes $2.7 Million, 21% down from last weekend.
The movie has now taken $45.1 Million in total at the US box office and is by far the top grossing movie since cinemas re-opened.
First released in 1993, and not doing that well at the box office, the movie has since become a seasonal favourite and this week re-enters the chart at number 2 with $1.9 Million.
This means that the Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker movie from the Disney company has taken $41.4 Million since its first release.
The second biggest hit of the post COVID-19 closedown box office is Disney's mutant movie which this week falls to 3 with a $1 Million gross giving it a 6 week total of $20.9 Million, only the second movie to go over $20 Million since the re-opening.
The Russell Crowe movie which was release while cinemas were closed down across most of the US and did well in drive-in theatres this weekend falls to 4 with $870K for a total of $18.4 Million after 8 weeks of release.
Falling to 5 this week is Cyrus Nowrasteh's political drama which takes $445K for a $3.4 Million total after 3 weeks of release.
23rd September 2020
As the hunger for Tenet starts to slow down across the globe it remains at the top of the global box office with a narrow lead over the Chinese movie The Eight Hundred which sits at 2.
With a reflection on how movie studios are once again concerned about the release of their films waiting for an audience there is no new films on the top end of the global box office with the highest debut Infidel at 7 with $1.3 Million.
Here is a rundown of the global top 5 movies.
The buzz is starting to slow down now but Warner Bros. is seeing the movies box office run as a long term thing rather than short term, this weekend the film took $25.4 Million.
The film has now taken $217.2 Million worldwide after 4 weeks of release.
The Chinese movie that has taken nearly half a billion dollars in its native alone has started to get a release across the rest of the world and this week takes $17.7 Million.
Altohugh its not expected the movie will be as successful outside of China it will be one of the top films of the year (because of COVID-19) and so far had a total global gross of $425 Million.
With the Disney movie going direct to VOD in much of the world the box office taking have been severely effected, altohugh tepid reviews wont have helped as the movie takes $10.9 Million this week largely from China.
This pushes the movies total global gross to $57 Million, Disney have not given and VOD data for America or Europe so its hard to compare.
In comparison over the last few years the Disney live action remakes have largely grossed over a Billion collars worldwide.
This sleeper hit from director Roger Kumble is at number 4 this weekend with a weekend gross of $3.8 Million giving the movie a $28.5 Million total after 4 weeks of release.
At number 5 is the Disney mutant movie which has been given such a hard time, taking $3.5 million over the weekend it has a $35 million total after 4 weeks.
Although not really a fair comparison the last X-Men movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix took $252.4 Million worldwide!
21st September 2020
After the re-opening of some cinemas across the US, movie theatres continue to open but at a slower rate and the box office has levelled off a bit, although still higher during the height of the pandemic.
Tenet remains at the top of the list as you would expect and the little hyped movie Infidel is the top new movie of the weekend.
For the first time in a few weeks there is a film inside the top 5 that didn't take over a million over the weekend.
Here is the top 5 movie in the US weekend 18th - 20th September 2020.
Another weekend for director Christoper Nolans 'saviour of cinema' as the mixed reviewed movie takes $4.7 Million over its third weekend of release.
This gives the movie a total US gross of $36.1 Million, the movie is being considered a flop, but in these difficult times it was bound to fail, in reality we dont know what would have happened had the situation been normal.
It is looking like the movie could make a move to VOD sooner rather than later, but with many people still not prepared o go the to movie theatre we could see an Onward situation where the movie continues its box office run while available on VOD, a trend which is worrying for the cinema industry.
Disney's troubled mutant movie stays at number 2 this weekend with a gross of $1.6 Million taking its total gross to $17.7 Million after 4 weeks of release.
This has undoubtably been a miss for the studio, but ironically it may make the same money under the pandemic as it would have had it been released normally.
Highest new movie of the week is this political action flick directed and written by Cyrus Nowrasteh who previously brought us The Young Messiah in 2016.
The film takes $1.5 Million on it debut weekend of release and is at number 3.
Another movie which has arguably had more exposure under the COVID-19 pandemic than it would normally is this Russell Crowe film which takes $1.3 Million on its 6th weekend of release for a $15.7 Million total and falls to number 4.
Falling to number 5 this week is the romantic comedy directed by Natalie Krinsky which takes $800K on its second weekend for a total of $2.4 Million.