May 2, 2021

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 5.2.2021


OPENINGS:  The only wide opening of the aweek was the low-budget horror movie SEPARATION (Open Road), which had a slow start at $1.8M.

There were some new limited releases, led by FOUR GOOD DAYS (Vertical) at 298 theatres, with a $300K weekend that translated into a per-theatre average of $1K.  THE RESORT (Vertical) at 115 theatres, took in $95K for a $800 average.  LIMBO (Focus/Universal), despite the best reviews of the weekend, only scraped together $90K at 208, a $400 average.

HOLDOVERS:  There were steep drops for both of last weekend’s big openings, but DEMON SLAYER THE MOVIE: MUGEN TRAIN (Funimation) held on slightly better with a 70% fall to $6.4M.  It may reach $50M in the US, dwarfed by its $394.3M overseas ($368.7M of that from Japan).

MORTAL KOMBAT (Warners, also on HBO Max) plunged 73% to $6.2M, also hoping to see $50M in the US, but with a much lower $32.8M internationally after a $3M weekend in 39 territories.

GODZILLA VS KONG (Warners) left HBO Max and stabilized at the box office, down $36% to $2.7M in its 5th weekend and still stretching toward $100M in the US.  Overseas, it’s at $325.1M.

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON (Disney, also on Disney+) dipped 23% to $1.3M in its 9th weekend, heading to $45M in the US.  It has $59.3M overseas.

NOBODY (Universal, also on VOD) lost 28% to $1.3M in its 6th weekend, and should pass $25M in the US, with $18.2M overseas.

THE UNHOLY (Screen Gems/Sony) was down 27% to $1.1M in its 5th weekend, and should end up over $15M in the US.  It has $7.9M overseas.

NEXT WEEKEND:  The wide openings are the Guy Ritchie/Jason Statham reunion WRATH OF MAN (UA/MGM), and the Billy Crystal/Tiffany Haddish dramedy HERE TODAY (Stage 6/Sony).

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."