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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 Womanthat 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.
23rd March 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon continues to show its dominence on the box office as its stays at the top for another weekend while Benedict Cumberbatch is the star of The Courier which enters the chart at number 3.
With cinemas in North America starting to re-open, including two of the biggest markets New York and Los Angeles, the box office is starting to show signs of the recovery with most movies showing very little drop or significant increases with their week on week gross.
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Here is the top 5 North American box office breakdown 19th - 21st March 2021
Disney rule the box office for a third weekend with their latest animated feature which takes $5.15 Million this weekend, only a 10% drop from last weekend.
North America is stating to see an increase in the number of cinemas open and the hold is no real surprise.
The movie, which is also available on Disney+ Premium Access, has now taken $23.43 Million in total at the box office.
The surprise hit the season remains at number 2 this weekend with $3.8 Million, a 7% drop from last weekend.
Kids movies on the hole have done very well during the global pandemic and this week the cat and mouse live action movie has taken $33.7 Million in total grosses over 4 weeks.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the highest new movie of the weekend at number 3 taking a debut gross of $2.12 Million.
The Doug Liman directed movie starring Tom Holland falls to number 4 this weekend with a gross of $1.92 Million, a 14% drop from last weekend.
Considering the bad reviews the movie got it has done surprisingly well and after 3 weeks of release it has grossed $9.69 Million.
Finally on the top 5 is the longest running movie of the chart which takes $620,000 over the weekend, which is incredibly a 13% increase on last weeks gross!
The movie has done amazingly well and after 17 weeks of release, all inside the top 5, it has taken $55.24 Million.
16th March 2021
With nothing moving inside the top 5 this wekend the Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon spends week number 2 at the top of the North America box office.
With the rest of the top 5 staying the same to top new movie is at number 6 in the shape of Indian movie Jathi Ratnalu which makes its debut with $470,00.
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US box office top 5 breakdown 12th - 14th March 2021
Second weekend at the top for Disney's latest movie which takes $5.5 Million, a very respectable 36% lower than last weekend.
This takes the movie to $15.83 Million after 10 days of release, not bad considering the movie is on Disney+ (with a premium price tag).
The live action, cartoon mix which has proved to be a pandemic hit takes $4.1 Million this weekend, 38% down on the previous weekend.
This gives the movie a total US gross is $28 Million after 3 weeks of release.
Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley star in the movie staying put at number 3 this week which takes $2.25 Million on its second weekend of release, a quite large 41% lower than last weekend.
The movie has now taken $6.91 Million from its 2 weekends of release.
Staying put at number 4 is the Eddie Huang directed movie about a basketball prodigy which takes $730,000 over the weekend, 39% down.
The movie has not taken $2.27 Million after 2 weekends of release.
Longest running and highest total grossing movie of the week sits at number 5 this week with $520,000, 33% down, for a total of $54,3 Million after 16 weeks on the box office.
8th March 2021
Disney release their latest animated adventure Raya and the Last Dragon on cinemas and on Disney+ premium and score a number 1 hit movie, despite the debut weekend gross being a little lower than maybe expected.
Last weeks top movie, Tom & Jerry: The Movie, falls to number 2 after its successful debut last weekend and also on the top 5 there are new releases for Chaos Walking and Boogie.
Worthy of note this week is the drop of The War With Grandpa out of the top 15 movies, the film has been a long stay during the COVID-19 pandemic and spent 21 weeks on the chart, this week its at 17 with $20 Million total gross.
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This weeks US box office top 5 breakdown 5th - 7th March 2021
Disney return to releasing movies at the US box office, despite it also being on Disney+, and score a number 1 hit, the Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina voiced movie takes $8.6 Million on its debut.
Kidpics have been the mainstay of the pandemic era with The War With Grandpa, The Croods: A New Age and last weeks top movie Tom & Jerry: The Movie all doing well, and with spring break on the doorstep this could do well as a return for Disney.
Falling to number 2 this weekend the cat and mouse movie has done very well for itself, especially considering its also available on HBO Max, this week it takes $6.6 Million, a 56% drop from last weekend.
The movie has taken $23 Million at the US box office and is the third top grossing movie of 2021 so far!
Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley return to the big screen in this sci-fi movie that has been critically panned but still lands at number 3 this week with a gross of $3.8 Million.
Directed by Doug Liman the movie is available on streaming and I suspect wont be a long stay at the box office.
Directed by Eddie Huang this story of a basketball prodigy lands at number 4 this weekend with a debut gross of $1.2 Million.
Falling to number 5 this weekend is the animated sequel movie which takes $780,000 on its 15th weekend of release, only 38% down from last weekend, giving it a $53.6 Million total.