With the pandemic-related death toll climbing and national politics raging, consumers are not heading to the movie theater to escape.
Data for the weekend of Jan. 8-10 saw box office leader Wonder Woman 1984 generate $3 million in domestic ticket sales, down 45% from $5.45 million in the previous weekend. The Warner Bros. superhero movie has generated $32.6 million in the United States in three weeks of release, and $131.4 million worldwide — significantly behind Warner’s Tenet with $207 million at the same time of release.
It should be noted that WarnerMedia has made the DC actioner starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig available simultaneously on the HBO Max subscription streaming service.
Universal Pictures again dominated the majority of weekend Top 10 theatrical titles, led by The Croods: A New Age with an estimated $1.6 million in ticket sales. The DreamWorks Animation sequel has generated $36.7 million in the U.S. and $117.5 million worldwide since its Nov. 25, 2020 release.
Other titles included the Tom Hanks starrer News of the World with $1.24 million ($7.1 million total); Screen Gems’ Monster Hunter ($9.8 million/$13.4 million globally); Lionsgate’s Fatale ($610,000/$3.9 million); Focus Features’ Promising Young Woman ($550,000/$2.7 million); Roadside Attractions’ Pinocchio ($185,000/$21.6 million globally); 101 Studios’ The War With Grandpa ($115,000/$33 million worldwide); and Universal’s Come Play ($79,000/$12 million globally). Walt Disney Studios’ re-release of the 1979 20th Century Fox sci-fi thriller Alien generated $66,000/$190,000 globally.