January 24, 2021

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.24.2021


OPENINGS:  There was a barely-wide opening for OUR FRIEND (Gravitas, also on VOD) at 543 theatres with a $250K weekend that translated into a quiet per-theatre average of $460.

HOLDOVERS:  THE MARKSMAN (Open Road) dipped 35% in its 2nd weekend to $2M (by comparison,  Liam Neeson’s prior vehicle Honest Thief dropped 43% in Weekend 2 last October), and should reach $12-15M in the US.

THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (DreamWorks/Universal, also on VOD) continues to hold well despite home availability, down 9% to $1.8M in its 9th weekend, and chasing a possible $50M US total.  In addition, it has $98M overseas after a $1.6M weekend in 17 markets.

WW84 (DC/Warners, also on HBO Max) fell 38% to $1.6M in its 5th weekend.  It’s on target for a $45M US total, but we’ll see next weekend whether it gets any bounce from the end of its initial HBO Max window.  It also has $110.3M overseas after a $2.1M weekend in 41 territories.

NEWS OF THE WORLD (Universal, also on VOD) was down 19% to $800K in its 5th weekend, and will hope that awards nominations can push it past $15M in the US.

MONSTER HUNTER (Screen Gems/Sony) declined 13% to $800K in its 6th weekend, on its way to perhaps $15M in the US.  It’s at $7.9M overseas.

FATALE (Lionsgate, also on VOD) lost 12% to $400K in its 6th weekend, and probably won’t reach $10M in the US.

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (Focus/Universal, also on VOD) slipped 10% to $400K in its 5th weekend, with an aim to being part of the awards conversation tide that will gt it significantly past $5M in the US.  It also has $1.4M overseas.

NEXT WEEKEND:  THE LITTLE THINGS (Warners) will continue the studio’s experiment of launching simultaneously in theatres and on HBO Max.


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."