November 8, 2020

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 11.8.2020


OPENINGS:  LET HIM GO (Focus/Universal) had a more substantial marketing campaign than most recent arrivals, and it seemed to benefit modestly from the added resources with a $4.1M weekend, the same start that Honest Thief had a few weeks ago.

In limited release, THE DARK AND THE WICKED (RLJE) opened with $65K at 68 theatres.  (It’s also available digitally.)

HOLDOVERS:  Last week’s Halloween opening COME PLAY (Focus/Universal) dropped 45% to $1.7M, and might get past $10M in the US.  It also has $1.4K overseas.

THE WAR WITH GRANDPA (101), the only family movie in initial release, actually gained 19% in its 5th weekend to $1.5M, and might reach $20M in the US.  It’s also earned $7M overseas.

HONEST THIEF (Open Road) dropped 18% in its 5th weekend to $1.1M and appears to be headed to $15M in the US, with an additional $9,8M overseas.

TENET (Warners) has announced a home release for December 15, and it edged up 2% in its 10th theatrical weekend to $900K, possibly hitting $60M by the end of its run.  After a $2.3M weekend overseas, it’s at $295.6M.

THE EMPTY MAN (20th/Disney) fell 52% to $275K in its 3rd weekend, and may not see $5M in the US, with around $300K overseas.

NEXT WEEKEND:  The horror comedy FREAKY (Universal) arrives for Friday the 13th.  (Note:  Universal is the most active of the major studios in part because of its deal that allows home release 17 days after a theatrical opening.)  In addition, the Oscar hopeful AMMONITE (Neon) was scheduled to begin its run, but in the absence of NY/LA theatres, it’s not clear what that film’s strategy will be.

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."