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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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US box office top 5 breakdown 23rd - 25th April 2021.
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.
21st April 2021
Godzilla Vs. Kong is keeping the US box office alive at the moment as the monster movie spends a third weekend at the top and with no new movies inside the top 5 its more or less static.
The only change is that Tom & Jerry: The Movie moves back inside the top 5, there is one new entry his weekend at number 8 in the shape of horror movie In the Earth directed by Ben Wheatley which takes $505,723 on its debut.
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Top 5 US box office breakdown 16th - 18th April 2021.
Three weeks on and there is no stopping the monster movie clash as it by a long shot becomes the top movie during the pandemic and the top movie in the US this year.
The movie has far outgrossed expectation as this weekend is takes $7.8 Million, down a large 43% from last weekend, to give the movie a massive $80.6 Million total gross.
It will get a massive challenge for the top movie next weekend as Mortal Kombat hits the big screen under lots of hype.
The Bob Odenkirk starring action movie stays put at number 2 this weekend with $2.5 Million, down only 6% from last weekend which is excellent for a movie 4 weeks on and during the pandemic, but this is a sign of the recovering box office.
The movie has now taken a very respectable $19 Million over its 4 week run.
The Jeffrey Dean Morgan starring horror movie remains at number 3 this weekend with a gross of $2 Million, down just 15% from last weekend.
Despite the less favourable reviews for the movie it is proving to be a hit with movie goers during the pandemic and has taken a very respectable $9.55 Million over 3 weeks.
Disney's latest move started incredibly strong at the box office 7 weeks ago and this week take $1.92 Million, down 13% from last weekend.
The movie has been available on the Disney+ platform, with a premium price, since release which will have effected its box office run, but the movie has still taken $37.69 Million.
The animated duo in their live action movie moves up to number 5 this weekend with $1.11 Million, down only 8%, giving it a $42.6 Million total over 8 weeks of release.
13th April 2021
Godzilla Vs. Kong has a second high grossing weekend and retains the top spot on the US box office and with no studios releasing any big movies the top new film is Voyagers at number 5.
As confidence grows in the industry with the success Warner Bros. is having with the bog monster movie more hits are coming in the weeks ahead and studios are starting to reschedule their much delayed potential blockbusters.
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Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movies at the US box office 9th - 11th April 2021.
Warner Bros. must be finally pleased that one of their movies is re-starting the US box office after the closures of the global pandemic, they tries with Tenet at the end of the summer last year which failed but the big monster fight movie is hitting the right spot.
On its second weekend of release the movie takes a remarkable $13.38 Million, although this is a drop of 72% over last weekend, a higher drop than you would normally see for a big grossing debut.
The film has taken a very good, for the pandemic era, $69.5 Million since its release and is the top grossing movie in America for 2021.
Another film which is enjoying success is the former number one movie which climbs back to number 2 this weekend with $2.65 Million, only 14% down from last weekend.
This gives the movie a $15.6 Million total gross from 3 weeks of release.
Despite the poor reviews for this Evan Spiliotopoulos directed film, and falling to number 3 this weekend, this horror movie is enjoying some surprise success.
This weekend the film takes $2.4 Million, a 25% drop from last weekend, which takes its gross to $6.73 Million on its second weekend of release.
Disney's latest animated feature is still doing well on the box office and after 6 weeks of release it takes $2.14 Million, up 4% from last weekend, for a total of $35.24 Million.
Highest new movie of the week lands at number 5 as director Neil Burger scores a top 5 movie with an debut gross of $1.35 Million.
6th April 2021
This weekend marks the first weekend that indicates there are signs of a return to normal as the Warner Bros. movie Godzilla Vs. Kong storms into the box office with the highest debut gross since cinemas closed in March 2020.
The monster battle movie opened in America on Wednesday and has taken an incredible $48 Million until the end of Sunday night.
Also new on the box office is The Unholy which came in at 2 and The Girl Who Believes In Miracles which entered the box office at 6 with $580,000.
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Here is the North American box office top 5 breakdown 2nd - 4th April 2021
Bringing together 2 of the biggest monsters in the cinema world has re-ignited the box office in a way where others have failed and the high action special effects movie takes $48.5 Million since its opening over 5 days.
The weekend Friday to Sunday gross is $32.2 Million which is still higher than anything in recent times.
The movie is now the third biggest movie since the pandemic started needing to just beat The Croods: A New Age and Tenet which it will do, but more importantly it getting the public back in movie theatres, and with most cinemas still only at 25% capacity this is even more impressive.
And to top things off the movie has even beaten the opening gross of the 2019 movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters which managed nearly $48 Million with no pandemic closures and limitations!
Finally the movie took 80% of the total of this weeks top 15 movie.
After all the news about Godzilla Vs. Kong its easy to forget that there was also a new movie at number 2, Evan Spiliotopoulos directs Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the movie which takes a very respectable $3.2 Million over the weekend.
The movie got fairly bad reviews but the public seem to like it and its good to see a second new movie hitting the box office in the current box office climate.
Falling from number 1 to number 3 this weekend the Bob Odenkirk starring movie takes £3.07 on its second weekend of release, a 55% drop, giving the movie a total of $11.87 Million.
Disneys latest animated feature is this week at number 4, falling from number 2, with $1.4 Million, a 44% drop from last weekend.
The movie has now taken $39.5 Million after 5 weeks in cinemas, and with it also Disney+ prime that will have taken some of the box office taking from the movie.
The cat and mouse duo fall to 5 this weekend with $1.4 Million, 44% down, giving it a $39.5 Million over 6 weeks.
The movie is currently the top grossing movie in America for 2021, it will lose out that place by next weekend by Godzilla Vs. kong.
31st March 2021
Action movie Nobody tops this weeks North American box office which is written by Derek Kolstad who also wrote the original John Wick movie.
Nobody is the only new entry on the top 15 this weekend as the rest of the charts more or less remain the same with little to no movement although worthy of mention is Minari which jumps up 11 to 9, Promising Young Woman that jumps up 15 to 12 and News of the World which re-enters the top 15 at 15.
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US box office top 5 breakdown 26th - 28th March 2021
Making its debut a the top this weekend is the latest movie from director Ilya Naishuller which stars Bob Odenkirk as an ordinary clean living American who has a deadly secret.
THe movie takes a very good $6.8 Million over the weekend which is by means the top movie of the pandemic era but is very good all the same.
Disneys his animated feature falls to number 2 this weekend after 3 weeks at the top with a gross of $3.76 Million, down only 27% from last weekend.
The movie has been on the box office for 4 weeks now and has taken $28.56 Million.
The animated cat and mouse duo fall to number 3 this weekend with $2.5 Million, a 34% drop over last weekend.
The movie has done far better than expected during the pandemic, as have many kids movies, and has taken $37.1 Million after 5 weeks.
Another movie which has done better than you'd have thought falls to number 4 this weekend with $1.2 Million, 37% down from last weekend, this gives the movie a total of $11.49 Million after 4 weeks.
Finally on the top 5 is the Benedict Cumberbatch starring movie which on its second weekend of release takes $1.05 Million, down 44%, giving the movie a $3.48 Million total.