July 25, 2021
Universal Pictures’ Old surprisingly topped the July 25 domestic box office with an estimated $16.5 million ($20 million globally) in ticket sales in another pandemic-affected weekend as infections of the new delta variant spike nationwide.
The horror/thriller from director M. Night Shyamalan, which stars Gael García Bernal and Rufus Sewell, among others, bested Paramount Pictures’ Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins and also exceeded the sophomore weekend take of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Space Jam: A New Legacy, starring LeBron James.
Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is concurrently streaming for free to subscribers on HBO Max, finished behind Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow. The superhero movie generated $11.6 million across 4,250 screens to up its North American box office total to $154 million.
Should Old generate less than $50 million at the box office after 17 days, Universal could distribute the title direct-to-consumers via PVOD as part of the studio’s revenue-sharing agreement with AMC Theatres and Regal.
Snake Eyes, the third live-action movie based on the “G.I. Joe” toy line and a reboot of the film franchise, generated a reported $13.3 million across 3,521 screens.