March 28, 2021

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 3.28.2021


OPENINGS:  NOBODY (Universal) had a fair start at $6.7M, better than the $4.1M opening for Let Him Go and the $3.1M for The Marksman.  Following the Universal pattern it will hit premium VOD after 2 more weekends, and may hope to reach $20M in US theatres.  Overseas, it launched with $5M.

The much bigger box office story of the weekend, however, was the international premiere of GODZILLA VS. KONG (Legendary/Warners, US theatres & HBO Max on March 31), which looked like a pre-pandemic level hit with $121.8M in 38 markets.  $70.3M of that was from China, where the action spectacle had a stronger opening than the $66M for 2019’s Godzilla: King Of the Monsters.

HOLDOVERS:  RAYA & THE LAST DRAGON (Disney, also on Disney+) dropped 32% to $3.5M in its 4th weekend, on track for $35-40M in US theatres.  It has $54.2M overseas.

TOM & JERRY (Warners) ended its HBO Max run (for now), and lost 34% to $2.5M in its 5th weekend, reaching for $45M in the US.  It’s at $48.3M overseas.

CHAOS WALKING (Lionsgate) will hit premium VOD next weekend, and its 4th and final theatres-only weekend was down 38% to $1.2M, on its way to $15M in the US.  It has $5.2M overseas.

THE COURIER (Roadside) fell 45% to $1M from last week’s opening and probably won’t see $10M in the US, with $500K overseas to date.

While the other family movies in the market have dropped more heavily, THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (DreamWorks Animation/Universal) slipped a mere 14% to $500K in its 18th weekend of release, continuing to make its way to Tenet‘s $57.9M, now $1.9M away.  Croods has earned $105M overseas.

NEXT WEEK:  As noted, Godzilla vs. Kong reaches US shores on Wednesday.  On Friday, horror movie THE UNHOLY (Screen Gems/Sony) will arrive.


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."