Elsewhere on the chart Together Together from director Nikole Beckwith lands at number 8 with a debut gross of half a million dollars.
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US box office top 5 breakdown 23rd - 25th April 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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