February 21, 2021

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.21.2021


HOLDOVERS: NOMADLAND (Searchlight/Disney, also on Hulu) earned $500K at 1175 theatres after 2 weeks in limited release for which the studio didn’t provide numbers.  That’s, a weekend per-theatre average a bit over $400.  Even by the standards of split theatrical/streaming Oscar contending releases like Judas and the Black Messiah (which averaged about $1100 at 1888 theatres in its opening weekend), that’s a low result.

HOLDOVERS:  THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (DreamWorks Animation/Universal, also on VOD) retained its crown, for whatever that’s worth these days, down 18% to $1.7M in its 13th weekend, and on track to depose Tenet‘s $57.9M as the highest-grossing pandemic release in the US.  It also has $104M overseas.

THE LITTLE THINGS (Warners, also on HBO Max) dropped 39% to $1.2M in its 4th weekend, and should pass $15M in the US.  It’s brought in $8.8M overseas after a $1.9M weekend.

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (Warners, also on HBO Max) fell a heavy 55% from last week’s opening to $900K, and may not see $10M in the US.  It has yet to open overseas.

WW84 (Warners) lost 27% to $800K in its 9th weekend, and should reach $45M in the US.  Overseas, it’s at $117.5M.

THE MARKSMAN (Open Road) dipped 36% to $775K in its 6th weekend, on its way to $15M in the US, and with $3.7M overseas.

MONSTER HUNTER (Screen Gems/Sony) continued its long run with a 25% drop to $500K in Weekend 10, on track for $15M in the US.  it has $12.4M overseas.

LAND (Focus/Universal) lost 44% from last week’s opening to $500K, and may need a stretch to find $5M in the US.  It hasn’t yet opened overseas.

NEXT WEEKEND:  The latest theatrical/streaming release will be TOM & JERRY (Warners, also on HBO Max).  In addition, Oscar hopeful THE FATHER (Sony Classics) is finally set to have a limited theatrical release, more than a year after its Sundance 2020 premiere.

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."