October 4, 2020

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 10.4.2020


OPENINGS:  There were no new wide openings this weekend, and with the postponement of No Time To Die until 2021, and the announcement that Regal Theaters may be re-closing some or all of its houses, it’s not clear when the major studios will be returning.  (Currently Pixar/Disney’s Soul and Universal’s The Croods 2 are scheduled for Thanksgiving, and those may happen largely because a theatrical opening in November will allow them to be released at home for the holidays in December.)   There were a few limited releases.  POSSESSOR (Neon) brought in $228K in 320 theatres for a $710 per-theatre weekend average.  SAVE YOURSELVES (Bleecker Street) earned $142K at 388, a $320 average.  THE CALL (Atlas) grossed $141K at 195, averaging $720.

HOLDOVERS:  With no new product available, the remaining titles continued to slowly shrink.  TENET (Warners) dropped 21% to $2.7M in its 5th weekend, and may stagger to $55M in the US, a number that could eventually increase depending on when NY/LA reopen for business.  The film has $262M overseas after an $11.5M weekend in 57 markets.

A re-release of 1993’s HOCUS POCUS (Disney) earned $1.9M, despite having just aired on TV.

THE NEW MUTANTS (20th/TSG/Disney) slid 15% to $1M in its 6th weekend, and could crawl to $25M in the US.  It’s taken in $21M overseas.

UNHINGED (Solstice) dipped 10% to $900K and could reach $23M or so in the US, as its scheduled homevideo debut seems to have been postponed.  It has $14.6M overseas.

Even with little competition, INFIDEL (Cloudburst) fell 40% to $450K in its 2nd weekend, on its way to perhaps $5M in the US.

SHORTCUT (Gravitas) lost 25% to $210K in its 2nd weekend and may not see $2M in the US.

KAJILLIONAIRE (Focus/Universal) fell 53% to $100K in its 2nd weekend.

NEXT WEEKEND:  Currently, THE WAR WITH GRANDPA (101) is scheduled to have a wide opening.

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."