January 31, 2021

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.31.2021


OPENINGS:  The second entry in the studio’s experiment with split theatrical/HBO Max distribution THE LITTLE THINGS (Warners) arrived with $4.8M in theatres, on the higher end of recent action movie openings ($3.1M for The Marksman, $4M for Unhinged), although of course paltry by pre-pandemic standards.  In addition, the film launched overseas with $2.8M from 18 markets.

In limited release at 330 theatres, SUPERNOVA (Bleecker Street) opened with just under $100K, a weekend per-theatre average of $300.

HOLDOVERS:  In its 10th weekend of release, THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (DreamWorks/Universal, also on VOD) gained 2% to 1.8M, and with no family entertainment openings in the near future, it should easily pass $50M in the US.  It also has $100.4M overseas after a $1.3M weekend.

WW84 (Warners), now exclusively in theatres after the end of its HBO Max window, dropped 17% to $1.3M and might reach $45M in the US.  Overseas, it’s at $112.8M after a $1.1M weekend.

THE MARKSMAN (Open Road) fell 38% to $1.2M in its 3rd weekend, and should get past $10M in the US.  It’s under $1M overseas.

MONSTER HUNTER (Screen Gems/Sony) dipped 10% to $740K in its 7th weekend and might see $15M in the US.  It has $8.2M overseas.

NEWS OF THE WORLD (Universal, also on VOD) lost 31% to $540K in its 7th weekend, on its way to $12-15M in the US.  It hasn’t yet opened overseas.

NEXT WEEKEND:  There are no scheduled wide releases.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."