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US Box Office Figures 23rd - 25th April 2021: America gets biggest box office weekend in over a year with 2 big new releases

Robert Hyde

Mortal Kombat
The US box office this weekend was the biggest in over a year as the new adaptation of Mortal Kombat and the Chinese animation Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train land in the top two places with fantastic first weekend numbers.

Elsewhere on the chart Together Together from director Nikole Beckwith lands at number 8 with a debut gross of half a million dollars.

US box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Mortal Kombat (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - Mortal Kombat (@1)
  • Longest run - The Croods: A New Age (22 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Godzilla Vs. Kong ($86.66 Million)

US box office top 5 breakdown 23rd - 25th April 2021.

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat (2021)

The video game franchise was first brought to the big screen by Paul W.S. Anderson in 1995 in what at the time was a critical champion at the box office and went on to gross $70.4 Million in the US.

26 years later director Simon McQuoid brings us a new interpretation to the big screen and makes its debut with $23.3 Million and gives a true sign, after Godzilla Vs. Kongs fantastic box office run, that things are getting back to pre-pandemic levels.

The movie has been much hyped and favourable reviews have helped the movie, and nothing else in competition will have given the movie a boost on its debut.

Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train

Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train

Having been released in its native country of China in October 2020 the movie was delayed because tof the pandemic in the rest of the world, and with a gross of $375 Million to date the movie has made an enormous impact.

This weekend the Haruo Sotozaki directed animation got its US debut as was only $2 Million off taking the number 1 spot with a debut gross of £21.14 Million.

The movie is being hailed as a classic and a big box office run could be on the cards.

Godzilla Vs. Kong

The monster face off falls from the top after 3 weeks and lands at number 3 this weekend with $4.29 Million, a drop of 45% from last weekend.

This gives the movie a total gross of $86.6 Million after 3 weeks of release and is the biggest film in the US in 2021 and the biggest film during the pandemic lockdowns.

Nobody

Falling to number 4 this week is the Bob Odenkirk starring movie which takes $1.742 Million, 30% down, for a $21.5 Million total after 5 weeks of release.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Dropping to number 5 this week is the Disney fantasy movie which takes $1.741 Million, down just 9%, for a total of $39.9 Million after 8 weeks of release.

This weeks top 10 US Box Office films

  1. Mortal Kombat - $23,302,503
  2. Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train - $21,144,800
  3. Godzilla Vs. Kong - $4,290,232
  4. Nobody - $1,742,165
  5. Raya and the Last Dragon - $1,741,058
  6. The Unholy - $1,463,664
  7. Tom & Jerry: The Movie - $720,522
  8. Together Together - $522,440
  9. The Girl Who Believes In Miracles - $342,000
  10. The Courier - $264,175
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