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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 2
19th January 2021
After scoring a big hit towards the end of 2020 with Honest Thief Liam Neeson is back once again in the Pandemic era with The Marksman which makes its debut a the top.
With many cinemas in the US still closed there are no other new film on the top 10 this weekend and the top 5 just performs a bit of a shift with everything dropping one place.
With no sigh yet of a return to normal we have a while to wait until we get a substantial new release.
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Weekly breakdown of the US top 5 15th - 17th January 2021
Liam Neeson strikes again as he returns to the top in his latest starring role which takes $3.2 Million on its debut weekend.
Compared to Neeson's last release during the COVID-19 pandemic this is a little lower as Honest Thief took $3.7 Million on its debut.
The DC Universe superhero movie is available on streaming which will have effected its box office performance but this week falls from the top where it spent 3 weeks to number 2 with $2.6 Million, only 13% down from last weekend.
The movie has now taken $35.8 Million over its for weeks of release, as a comparison the original Wonder Woman from 2017 had taken $318.1 Million by the same point, but a comparison is unfair of course.
Doing surprisingly well still is the animated sequel starring Nicholas Cage which this week takes just over $2 Million, an increase of 11% from last weekend.
This pushes the movies total gross to $39.2 Million after 8 weeks of release, quite a feat considering the pandemic and that the movie is available on streaming.
The Tom Hanks staring Oscar contender falls to 4 this weekend with a gross of $1 Million, 15% drop from last weekend, giving the movie $8.5 Million after 4 weeks of release.
Paul W.S. Anderson's video game adaptation is at 5 this weekend with $920,000, 17% down from last weekend, giving the movie a new total of $9 Million after 5 weeks.
12th January 2021
With the US box office still suffering from closures from the stay-at-home orders in place across much of America Wonder Woman 1984 stays at the top again despite a big drop from the previous weekend.
There are no new releases on the chart as nearly everything at the moment is going to VOD and big new blockbusters have been push to at least the second quarter of the year although Jurassic World from 2015 makes a re-entry at 13.
In a rare movie, altohugh not surprising, the top 5 this weekend is in the exact same positions as last weekend.
US box office Quickview.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movies in the US 8th - 10th January 2021.
The DC Universe sequel movie spends another weekend at the top of the US chart with a gross of $3 Million which is 45% down from the previous weekend.
The movie now has a total gross of $32.6 Million after 3 weeks of release, it is the top grossing movie so far in 2021 and the third highest grossing movie since the pandemic started.
The animated sequel spends another weekend at number 2 on the box office with a weekend gross of $1.8 Million, 17% down week on week.
The movie has taken $36.8 Million after 7 weeks of release is the second top movie of 2021 and the second highest grossing movie since the pandemic closed many cinemas.
Staying again at number 3 is the Tom Hanks Oscar worthy movie which takes $1.2 Million over the weekend a 27% drop, giving the movie a 3 week total of $7.09 Million.
Remaining at 4 is the Paul W.S. Anderson directed movie which takes $1.1 Million over the weekend, 12% down from last weekend, giving the movie a $7.8 Million 4 week gross.
Finishing of the top 5 is the Deon Taylor directed drama which take $656,606, only a 6% drop from last weekend, the movie has now taken $3.9 Million over 4 weeks.
7th January 2021
The UK box office figures are back on hold again as the UK experiences another lockdown and cinemas across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales close.
Two cinemas remained open Broadway and Palace on the Isle Of man and The Mallard Cinema in the Channel Islands, both run under different rules.
These cinemas showed the latest hit movies including Wonder Woman 1984 as well as older hits like 1917.
The lockdown is due to end on 15th February but the UK government has said it could go on longer.
With a COVOD-19 vaccine rapidly starting to be administered across the country it is hoped that this could be the last lockdown and then perhaps the UK box office can start to return to normal.
4th January 2021
With no big new releases on the US box office over the new year the top movie jiggle around a bit but there is nothing of note.
The highest new movie is at number 13 in the shape of Shadow In The Cloud, directed by Roseanne Liang and starring Chloë Grace Moretz which debuts with a gross of $40,000.
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Here is the top 5 US box office breakdown 1st - 3rd January 2021
Warner Bros. released the superhero movie on HBO Max day and date with theatres, and with cinemas in America still largely closed the Wonder Woman sequel has not done too bad staying at the top with a weekend gross of $5.5 Million, although it is 67% down from last week.
The Patty Jenkins directed movie now has a total gross in the US of $28.5 Million and is the third highest grossing movie during the global pandemic.
The second highest grossing movie of the pandemic era with a weekend gross of $2.1 Million, an increase of 21% from last weekend hence the climb to number 2.
The Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds starring movie has now taken $34.5 Million after 6 weeks of release.
The Tom Hanks starring Oscar buzz movie falls to number 3 this weekend after making its debut at 2 with a gross of $1.7 Million, 30% drop from last week.
The movie has now taken $5.4 Million in America after 2 weeks of release.
Director Paul W.S. Anderson new video game movie stays put at number 4 this week with $700,000, 6% up from last week to boost its total cume to $3 Million after 3 weeks.
Hilary Swank's latest movie jumps a place from last week with $660,000, a fall of 3% giving the movie a $1.8 Million 2 week total.
1st January 2021
In a year which saw a worrying trend of movies not getting a theatrical release due to the global pandemic that hit the world in 2020 its unsure if the industry will recover as studios see big returns for movies on streaming services rather than box office returns.
The biggest grossing movie in the UK for the year is 1917 from director Sam Mandes which was released in January and has not been challenged all year as movies after March had no chance of making a substantial box office return.
The two movies which tried the most were Tenet released in August and did manage to become the 5th top movie of the year and Wonder Woman 1984 which although released in December, after many release changes, was hit by another UK lockdown which has massively impacted its box office potential.
Of the top 5 movies in the UK 2 of them were released in 2019 and 2 of them released in early 2020 with Tenet being the other.
Worth of a mention is that apart from Tenet which is the top movie in the pandemic era sleeper hit After We Collided which was released in early September is the 20th top movie of the year with a total gross of £4 Million, a great achievement in the current market.
Also worthy of a mention is the success the Disney/Pixar movie Onward had at the box office, it was the top movie of the week in March when cinemas closed, then the movie continued to top the box office when cinemas re-opened in July despite already being available on Disney+, the movie is the 12 top movie of 2020 with £7.5 Million.
With a vaccine not hitting the UK in late 2020 the first part of 2021 might be slow for cinemas as well, but providing they can survive once we hit spring it is hopeful doors will start to open again and capacity can return to normal and the box office can start properly once more.
Here is a break down of the top 5 movies in the UK for 2020.
Released in January of 2020 the single shot Oscar nominated movie took £43.7 Million by mid March when cinemas shut down.
The film took a total gross of £43.9 Million by the end of 2020 and is the top movie of the year.
After a troubled first showing of Sonic when the lead character was redesign at the request of the fans, the movie was delayed to mid February 2020 where it took just nuder five million pound on its opening weekend.
After a five week run the Jim Carey starring movie had taken £19 Million and then after cinemas re-opened it's total UK gross rose to £19.2 Million.
Released at the very end of 2019 the JJ Abrams directed, last of the Skywalker sega, took £29.4 Million during its release year.
The movie continued to pull in audiences on 2020 and took another £18.8 Million until the end of January.
Released on the last weekend of 2019 where is took £3.5 Million the movie continued to do well into 2020 where it took an extra £17.5 Million until mid February.
After getting its original release date moved to 28th August the movie was to be the saviour of cinema after 4 month of closures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Despite much criticism for Warner Bros. releasing the movie when not all cinemas had reopened and capacity was limited the movie spend 13 weeks on the chart taking £17.5 Million and scraped its way into the top 5 movies of 2020.