December 27, 2020
Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 topped the three-day Christmas weekend domestic box office with $16.7 million in ticket sales. The tally is the highest in the U.S. since the pandemic began in March shuttering theaters — and significant considering the movie was made available simultaneously on subscription streaming service HBO Max.
Universal Pictures’ western drama News of the World, starring Tom Hanks, finished No. 2 with more than $2.4 million in estimated ticket sales across 1,900 screens, according to industry data. World displaced The Croods: A New Age (Universal), which generated $1.73 million in domestic revenue across 1,726 screens; it made $3 million in Russia. The title has sold $29.1 million in domestic tickets ($98.2 million worldwide) since its debut Nov. 25.
WW84, starring Gal Gadot, opened in just 40% of available domestic theaters. The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman generated $36 million in foreign markets along with $38.2 million in international revenue on its Dec. 16 debut.
Other new releases, included Focus Features’ Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan, with $270,000 in ticket sales in the No. 3 spot; and Roadside Attractions’ Pinocchio with $110,000 in revenue.