January 10, 2021

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.10.2021


HOLDOVERS:  Once again, there were no significant openings this week.  And once again, the lack of competition didn’t help WW84 (DC/Warners, also on HBO Max), which had the worst hold of the top titles, down 46% to $3M.  It now seems unlikely to get much past $40M in the US, and it’s no longer clear that the mega-franchise installment will end up higher than The Croods: A New Age.  Overseas, WW84 is at $98.8M after a $4.7M weekend, and won’t approach Tenet‘s $305M.

THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (DreamWorks/Universal, also on VOD), despite several weeks of availability on VOD, dipped 19% to $1.8M in its 7th weekend and should reach $42M or so in the US.  It also has $91M overseas.

NEWS OF THE WORLD (Universal, scheduled for VOD next week) lost 27% to $1.2M in its 3rd weekend and should pass $10M in the US.  It’s still awaiting overseas release.

MONSTER HUNTER (Screen Gems/Sony) was down just 13% to $1.1M in its 4th weekend, on its way over $10M in the US, plus $5.8M overseas.

FATALE (Lionsgate, also on VOD) had the best hold of the top titles, down a mere 5% in its 4th weekend, but with under $700K for the weekend, it still won’t do much better than $6M in US theatres.  No international release yet.

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (Focus/Universal, scheduled for VOD next week) dropped 19% to $560K in its 3rd weekend, and $5M in US theatres may be a stretch.  It hasn’t yet opened overseas.

NEXT WEEKEND:  The pandemic has lasted long enough that it’s getting its 2nd Liam Neeson action vehicle, this one THE MARKSMAN (Open Road).

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."