November 15, 2020

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 11.15.2020


OPENINGS:  FREAKY (Blumhouse/Universal) led the weekend at $3.7M.  It was the third consecutive weekend that a Universal-branded film opened at #1 (aided by the studio’s deal with AMC that allows its films to hit digital 3 weeks after theatrical release) and the fifth new #1 to open in the $3.1-4.1M range.  Like the others, Freaky will probably earn $10-20M in US theatres.  It also brought in $1.9M in 20 overseas markets.

There were a few new limited releases, some of them awards hopefuls.  COME AWAY (Relativity) had a weekend per-theatre average of $227 at 475 theatres (it’s also already available online).  FATMAN (Saban), which will be available via VOD on Tuesday, averaged $416 at 259.  THE CLIMB (Sony Classics) averaged $253 at 408.  AMMONITE (Neon) had a $303 average at 280.

HOLDOVERS:  LET HIM GO (Focus/Universal) fell a sharp 55% from its opening to $1.8M, and may not reach $15M in the US.

THE WAR AGAINST GRANDPA (101), still the only family title in the market, slipped just 12% to $1.3M in its 6th weekend, and should hit $20M before it’s done.  It’s taken in $7.7M overseas.

COME PLAY (Focus/Universal) lost 39% to $1.1M in its 3rd weekend, and won’t get much past $10M.  It also has $2M overseas after a $332K weekend in 8 territories.

HONEST THIEF (Open Road) dropped 30% to $800K in its 6th weekend and may sustain to $15M in the US, with an additional $11M overseas.

TENET (Warners) dipped 19% to $735K in its 11th weekend, and will hope to stretch to $60M before it hits homes on December 15.  It’s at $297.2M overseas after a $1.6M weekend.

The Christian title TRUE TO THE GAME 2 (Faith Media) was steady in its 2nd weekend at 281 theatres, a $1K per-theatre average.

NEXT WEEKEND:  The only scheduled wide release is the Jackie Chan vehicle VANGUARD (Gravitas).

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."