outside of Avatar: Path of Watera brutal weather system named Storm Elliott is taking the fun out of watching holiday movies in North America. box office.
The bomb cyclone brought subzero temperatures, high winds, snow and ice to large areas of the country. Traditionally, the Christmas Corridor is one of the most profitable times of the year for Hollywood studio and theater owners. This year is an exception, with Storm Elliott and continued concerns about COVID-19, flu and the RSV virus.
Year-End Box Office Revenues Unfortunately, Christmas weekend earnings could fall as much as 50% from 2019 before the pandemic hit, and more worryingly, 33% from 2021. It is possible. Monday. Another pity is that it’s never nice to have Christmas Eve on a Saturday and Christmas on a Sunday. Put another way, the studio is already looking to next week to make up for lost land.
20th century and Disney Avatar 2 With 4,202 theaters and an estimated gross of $82 million Friday through Monday (higher than its rivals), it could easily win a four-day weekend in North America. The big-budget big event closed on Sunday with a total of $253.7 million domestically and $855.4 million worldwide. or more than $900 million. overseas, road of water It collected $168.6 million over the three-day weekend of Christmas, with a foreign total of $601.7 million through Sunday.
DreamWorks Animation and Universals Puss in Boots: Last Wishopened mid-week and scored an A CinemaScore, easily placing in second place with expected gross revenue of $17.8 million for a four-day vacation from 4,099 theaters and $24.7 million for a six-day opening. increase. Family Pictures tracked launches in the $30 million to $35 million range. Its performance underscores continued concerns about the strength of the family market as the industry recovers from the pandemic. I’m here.
overseas, last wish has earned a total of $32.5 million, compared to a worldwide total of $57.2 million expected by Monday.
tristars Whitney Houston: i want to dance with someone and Paramount’s Babylon are also struggling. Both films were released on Friday.
i want to dance with someone is expected to bring in $6 million to $7 million over four days from 3,625 theaters (a Sony insider believes this number could go higher). The Whitney Houston biopic earned him an A CinemaScore from audiences after garnering glowing reviews.
Paramount star-filled BabylonEarning a C+ CinemaScore looks like a huge disappointment unless it rebounds next week. Hollywood movies of the era of Damien Chazelle. Avatar 2 — Planned $5.3 million opening over four days from 3,343 theaters.
At the special box office, whale will expand to a total of 603 cinemas over the Christmas period. The A24 film is expected to make about $1.4 million over the four-day weekend.
Among the new products, Sarah Polley’s critically acclaimed women’s story It opened in eight theaters on Friday. MGM and UAR films, like many other titles, have undoubtedly been affected by sub-zero temperatures in major markets such as New York. The film projects his four-day debut to $53,000 with a location average of $6,664.
sony pictures classics life It opened in three locations in New York and Los Angeles, with an estimated four-day total of $17,300, averaging about $7,078 for the locations.
The numbers will be updated on Monday.