As theaters begin to reopen at a more accelerated pace, it’s time to start looking at the box office results once again. While we don’t have the full range of films that we used to see each week, more emphasis has to be placed on the films that are available. And as far as the standards set by most of 2020 and all of 2021 so far, this week is encouraging.
Nobody, the action flick starring Bob Odenkirk in the unlikely role of unstoppable ass-kicker, opened with $6.7M, a big win for Universal which purchased it for just $10M from STX. The film from the director of Hardcore Henry and the writer of John Wick has earned really strong reviews, including an A- Cinemascore, and could continue a successful streak of earnings as it moves into PVOD in a few weeks.
Of course, it didn’t really have any competition but that’s besides the point.
What’ll be interesting is how Godzilla vs. Kong fares when it opens stateside in just a couple of days. This is one of those true blockbuster films, the kind that is promoted heavily as a must-see IMAX film, so the question is whether audiences are feeling comfortable enough to do that? Overseas that seems to be the case, as the film opened with $122M, with China accounting for $70M of it.
- Nobody– $6.7M
- Raya and the Last Dragon– $3.5M/$28.3M
- Tom & Jerry– $2.5M/$37.1M
- Chaos Walking– $1.1M/$11.4M
- The Courier– $1M/$3.4M
- The Croods: A New Age– $540K/$55.9M
- The Marksman– $375K/$14.7M
- Boogie– $340K/$3.8M
- Minari– $275K/$1.6M
- Wonder Woman 1984– $245K/45.8M