February 7, 2021
Warner Bros. Pictures’ detective drama The Little Things bested the traditionally sluggish Super Bowl weekend box office with an estimated $2.1 million in ticket sales across more than 2,200 screens nationwide, and another $1.4 million across foreign markets Feb. 5-7.
The weekend’s Top 10 movies tallied about $7.7 million in ticket sales, down 32.7% from the previous $11.1 million weekend (Jan. 29-31).
Little Things, co-starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington, Jared Leto and Rami Malek, has been No. 1 at the pandemic-addled box office since launching concurrently on HBO Max Jan. 28, as part of Warner’s 2021 theatrical/SVOD release strategy. Little Things, which landed Leto a Golden Globes Best Supporting Actor Award nomination, has generated upwards of $7.8 million domestically; $13 million worldwide.
Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age remains a pandemic hit, selling $1.7 million in tickets to bring its domestic haul past $46 million ($147.6 million globally) — a noticeable achievement considering the movie is also available on PVOD.
Open Road Films’ drama The Marksman rounded out the weekend podium with $1 million in ticket sales, pushing its domestic total past $9 million,$11.5 million worldwide. Warner’s first hybrid theatrical/SVOD release, Wonder Woman 1984, took in another $905,000 to break $40 million in North America, $154 million globally.
Sony Pictures/Screen Gems’ sci-fi actioner Monster Hunter, starring Milla Jovovich, followed with $590,000 to brings its domestic take past $11 million, $20.8 million worldwide.
Other Top 10 chart toppers included Universal’s News of the World ($400,000); Focus Features’ Golden Globes nominated Promising Young Woman ($219,000); Lionsgate’s Fatale ($170,000); 101 Studios’ The War with Grandpa ($167,000) and Warner/New Line Cinema’s’ re-release The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($166,000).