December 13, 2020

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 12.13.2020


OPENINGS:  There were no wide openings this weekend.  Limited releases included WILD MOUNTAIN THYME (Bleecker Street, also available digitally) at 450 theatres with a $223 per-theatre weekend average and a $100K total; and ARCHENEMY (RLJE, also available digitally) at 94 theatres with a $592 average and a $55K total.

HOLDOVERS:  THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (DreamWorks/Universal) dominated whatever box office there was as its exclusive theatrical window comes to an end.  It dropped 32% to $3M, and might pass $30M in US theatres before it’s done.  It’s also earned $52.1M overseas ($46M of that from China).

HALF BROTHERS (Focus/Universal) lost 30% to $490K and probably won’t get much past $3M in the US.

FREAKY (Blumhouse/Universal, also available digitally) fell 34% to $315K, on its way to perhaps $10M in US theatres.  It also has $6M overseas.

THE WAR WITH GRANDPA (101), now in its 10th weekend of theatrical release, dipped 16% to $267K, still hoping to reach $20M.  It has $9.4M overseas.

ALL MY LIFE (Universal) fell 42% to $215K, and might not reach $2M in US theatres.  It’s at $850K overseas.

NEXT WEEKEND:  A pair of purely theatrical releases.  MONSTER HUNTER (Screen Gems/Sony) has already earned $4.8M overseas (including a truncated China run, yanked shortly after opening for what was perceived as an insulting line of dialogue); and the thriller FATALE (Lionsgate).

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."