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17th May 2021
As life for the cinema industry gets back to normal levels after the pandemic closed nearly all cinemas the much delayed new movie in the Saw series takes over at the top of the US box office.
The movie takes over from Wrath of Man which made its debut last weekend while Angelina Jolie's new movie Those Who Wish Me Dead makes a new entry at number 3.
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US box office top 5 breakdown 14th - 16th May 2021.
Seven film in and the Saw series is still going strong and the new episode in the long running series makes its debut this week at the top of the box office.
The movie starring the Hollywood A listers Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson takes $8.72 Million over its debut weekend.
With many new movies coming out over the coming weeks and months that have been delayed and hence there is a big appetite for will effect the future performance for the movie but its a good start and should de well for the next few weeks.
After an impressive debut last weekend at the top of the box office the new movie from director Guy Ritchie falls to number 2 this weekend with $3.74 Million, a 54% drop from last weekend.
The movie after 2 weekends on the box office has now taken a total of $14.6 Million.
Making its debut at number 3 this weekend is the new movie starring Angelina Jolie which takes $2.8 Million.
Its a good debut for the movie which has had little hype and is getting a release as cinemas open and as many much delayed movie start to open.
The Japanese animated feature falls to 4 this weekend with a weekend gross of $1.7 Million, a 42% drop.
The movie has now been on the box office for 4 weeks and has taken an excellent $41.9 Million.
Disneys latest animated take was released on Disney+ premium day and date with cinemas and yet it has still managed to be on the top 5 for 11 weeks and this weekend takes $1.7 Million, just 8% down from last week.
The movie has taken an excellent $46.12 Million since release.
26th March 2021
This week hitting the home streaming services are Tom And Jerry in a live action/cartoon mix, adaptation Six Minutes To Midnight starring Eddie Izzard along with Made In Italy and Malibu Road.
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.
3rd March 2021
This week was the first sign of things may be starting to get back to normal service on the cinema industry and Tom & Jerry: The Movie has the second biggest opening weekend since the spread of the pandemic forced the closure of cinemas a year ago.
There is little else going on this week but the coming months are starting to look better, New York cinemas have started to re-open with limited capacity and on the other side of America California will start to re-open cinema doors soon.
Of not this week is the small amount most films have dropped from last weekend, a sure sign that cinemas are starting to open up, and that people are starting to attend.
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Here is the US box office top 5 breakdown 26th - 28th February 2021
Warner Bros. have by far been the studio leading to way during the last year as far as releases is concerned, Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 didn't pay off as much as they had hoped but this live action version of the classic cartoon seems to have hit the spot.
Directed by Tim Story and starring Chloë Grace Moretz alongside animated versions of the famous cat and mouse the movie takes an incredible $14.11 Million on its opening weekend.
The movie is also available on HBO Max, but if it follows in the steps of fellow kid pic The Croods: A New Age it could be around a while.
Falling from its second spell at the top of the US box office the animated sequel takes $1.25 Million this weekend, down just 27% from last week.
This gives the movie a total gross of $52.43 Million after 14 weeks of release.
Falling to number 3 this week is the John Lee Hancock directed movie which takes $930,000 over the weekend, a drop of just 23%, the movie has taken a very good $12.91 Million over 5 weeks of release.
Director Patty Jenkins sequel remains at 4 and takes $705,000 this weekend, down 12% from last week giving the movie a $43.61 Million total gross after 10 weeks.
Liam Neeson stays put at number 5 this weekend with $701,002, down just 10%, giving the movie a $12.34 Million total from 7 weeks of release.