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US Box Office Figures 15th - 17th January 2021: Liam Neeson returns to the top for the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic

Robert Hyde

The Marksman
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.

US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - The Marksman (1st Week)
  • Highest debut - The Marksman (@1)
  • Longest run - The War With Grandpa (15 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - The Croods: A New Age ($39,289,465)*
  • *Excluding re-releases

Weekly breakdown of the US top 5 15th - 17th January 2021

The Marksman

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.

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984

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.

The Croods: A New Age

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.

News Of The World

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.

Monster Hunter

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.

This weeks top 10 US Box Office films

  1. The Marksman - $3,225,000
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 - $2,600,000
  3. The Croods: A New Age - $2,040,000
  4. News of the World - $1,050,000
  5. Monster Hunter - $920,000
  6. Fatale - $530,000
  7. Promising Young Woman - $430,000
  8. The Emperors New Groove - $169,000
  9. The War With Grandpa - $155,563
  10. Pinocchio - $140,975
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