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The Croods: A New Age Repeats in First Place

The Croods: A New Age

There wasn’t much new competition this weekend which allowed The Croods: A New Age to repeat as the top film of the weekend box office. The film added an estimated $1.7 million to its domestic gross over the weekend. After 13 weeks, the film has brought in $50.9 million. Internationally, the film added about $600,000 over the week to bring that total to $103.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $154 million.

In second place was The Little Things. The film earned an estimated $1.2 million domestically in its fourth week to bring its domestic total to $11.8 million. Internationally, the film added $2 million over the week to bring that total to $8.4 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $20.2 million.

Judas and the Black Messiah came in third place earning an estimated $905,000 in its second weekend. Domestically, the film has earned $3.4 million. No international earnings were reported last week but this week the film has grossed $50,000. Its worldwide total is $3.4 million.

Wonder Woman 1984 came in fourth place in its ninth week. The film earned an estimated $805,000 t bring its domestic total to $42.7 million. Over the week, the film grossed $1.6 million at the international box office to bring the total to $116.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $159.5 million.

Rounding out the top five was The Marksman. In its sixth week, the film earned an estimated $775,000 to bring its domestic total to $11.5 million. The film added about $500,000 to its international grosses over the week to bring that total to $3.7 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $15.2 million.

Initial numbers have 35 films earning $8,125,181 from 17,792 theaters over the weekend. That’s a dip from the previous weekend’s $11,581,967 from 33 films and 17,057 theaters. The average improved to $456.68 per-theater versus the previous weekend’s $679.02.

The Croods: A New Age Takes the Top Of the Weekend Box Office after 12 Weeks

The Croods: A New Age

It might have been released 12 weeks ago but The Croods: A New Age returned to the top film at the weekend box office. The film saw a boost of 21.4% from the previous weekend earning an estimated $2 million. The film has now earned $49.9 million domestically. Internationally, the film has earned $102.5 million which is about $500,000 less from the previous weekend. The film has made $151.4 million so far.

In second place was Judas and the Black Messiah which debuted in theaters and on HBO Max. The film earned an estimated $2 million in its first weekend. No international numbers have been returned.

In third place was The Little Things which dropped from first. The film earned an estimated $1.9 million to bring its domestic total to $10.6 million. Internationally, the film earned about $1.7 million over the week. It has now earned $6.4 million to bring its worldwide total to $17 million.

Rounding out the top five was Wonder Woman 1984 which saw an improvement over the previous weekend. The film earned an estimated $1.3 million in its eighth week. That’s an improvement of 43.6%. Domestically, the film has earned $41.8 million. Internationally, the film earned about $2.2 million over the week. It has now earned $115.2 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $157 million.

Rounding out the top five was The Marksman which earned an estimated $1.1 million in its fifth week. The film has earned $10.4 million so far domestically. Internationally, the film earned about $660,000 over the week to bring that gross to $3.2 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $13.8 million.

Initial numbers have 33 films earning $11,581,967 from 17,057 theaters over the weekend. That’s an improvement from the previous weekend’s $7,906,507 from 34 films and 14,332 theaters. The average improved to $679.02 per-theater versus the previous weekend’s $551.67.

Warner Bros. Shakes Things Up with Dueling Releases on HBO Max and Theaters for 2021

Warner Bros.

It was going to eventually happen but COVID has sped things up as Warner Bros. is making an earthshaking move when it comes to movie distribution. The studio will send 17 films to HBO Max for 31 days, to be released the same day as theaters.

Wonder Woman 1984‘s HBO Max and theater release on Christmas day was just the tip of the iceberg as more are to come.

The studio’s 2021 slate includes The Suicide Squad, The Matrix 4, Dune, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Space Jam: A New Legacy. Other films include Little Things, Judas and the Black Messiah, Tom & Jerry, Mortal Kombat, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, In The Heights, Reminiscence, Malignant, The Many Saints of Newark, King Richard, and Cry Macho.

The decision will cause an uproar from theater owners who not only lose in this model but are struggling, and will struggle, to stay open due to the pandemic. The decision, according to reports, was not shared with exhibitors and was kept secret at Warner Bros. The studio will likely need to renegotiate with theater chains and offer up something so to as not completely lose their support.

But, something needed to be done. With a still unknown future and COVID vaccination likely to take most of 2021 the release schedule would be shaky and risky to rely just on theaters. Further delays would hurt the entire industry further creating a backlog of productions and likely cutting numerous projects as held up films would take up future release dates creating a ripple effect.

Ann Sarnoff, chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group said:

We’re living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Pictures Group. No one wants films back on the big screen more than we do. We know new content is the lifeblood of theatrical exhibition, but we have to balance this with the reality that most theaters in the U.S. will likely operate at reduced capacity throughout 2021. With this unique one-year plan, we can support our partners in exhibition with a steady pipeline of world-class films, while also giving moviegoers who may not have access to theaters or aren’t quite ready to go back to the movies the chance to see our amazing 2021 films. We see it as a win-win for film lovers and exhibitors, and we’re extremely grateful to our filmmaking partners for working with us on this innovative response to these circumstances.

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar added:

After considering all available options and the projected state of moviegoing throughout 2021, we came to the conclusion that this was the best way for WarnerMedia’s motion picture business to navigate the next 12 months. More importantly, we are planning to bring consumers 17 remarkable movies throughout the year, giving them the choice and the power to decide how they want to enjoy these films. Our content is extremely valuable, unless it’s sitting on a shelf not being seen by anyone. We believe this approach serves our fans, supports exhibitors and filmmakers, and enhances the HBO Max experience, creating value for all.

Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich also said:

This hybrid exhibition model enables us to best support our films, creative partners and moviegoing in general throughout 2021. We have a fantastic, wide-ranging slate of titles from talented and visionary filmmakers next year, and we’re excited to be able get these movies in front of audiences around the world. And, as always, we’ll support all of our releases with innovative and robust marketing campaigns for their theatrical debuts, while highlighting this unique opportunity to see our films domestically via HBO Max as well.

The films will roll at internationally as planned and the decision is focused on the US audience.