May 9, 2021

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 5.9.2021


OPENINGS:  WRATH OF MAN (Miramax/UA/MGM) held solidly through the weekend and emerged with $8.1M, better than Nobody‘s recent $6.8M start, and not too far below the $10.7M for Guy Ritchie’s pre-pandemic The Gentlemen.  That film ended up with $36.5M in the US, and with the relative lack of competition Wrath faces, it could also reach the $30M neighborhood.  Overseas, Wrath of Man has $17.6M to date after a $4.4M weekend in 9 markets.

HERE TODAY (Stage 6/Sony) attracted much less audience interest at $900K in 1200 theatres.  It hasn’t opened internationally and isn’t likely to have much impact when it does.  Sony has stuck to the traditional pre-pandemic theatrical window for its releases, so despite Here Today‘s low box office, it may not be available at home until late summer.

HOLDOVERS:  DEMON SLAYER THE MOVIE: MUGEN TRAIN (Funimation) continued to hold better than its direct competition, down 52% to $3.1M in its 3rd weekend, and on its way to $45M in the US.  That’s still a shadow of its $395.7M international haul.

MORTAL KOMBAT (Warners, also on HBO Max) fell 62% to $2.4M in Weekend 3, and should top $40M in the US.  It also has $34.7M overseas.

GODZILLA VS KONG (Warners) dipped 32% to $1.9M in its 6th weekend, still stretching toward $100M in the US.  Overseas, it’s earned $329.6M, of which $185.5M is from China.

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON (Disney, also on Disney+) increased its theatre count by 28%, and rose 35% to $1.9M in its 10th weekend, gunning for $50M in the US.  It has $61.7M overseas.

SEPARATION (Open Road) dropped 40% to $1.1M from last week’s premiere, and won’t get much past $5M in the US.  It hasn’t yet appeared overseas.

NOBODY (Universal, also on VOD) lost 41% to $800K in its 7th weekend and may reach the high $20Ms in the US, with $19.4M overseas.

THE UNHOLY (Screen Gems/Sony) was down 32% to $700K in its 6th weekend and should exceed $15M in the US, with $10M overseas.

NEXT WEEKEND:  SPIRAL (Lionsgate) will attempt to reboot the Saw franchise, and THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD (Warners, also on HBO Max) marks Angelina Jolie’s first non-Maleficent mainstream lead role since 2010’s The Tourist.  Less prominent openings include FINDING YOU (Roadside) and PROFILE (Focus/Universal).

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."