The box office showed a flash of life with four new movies cracking the top ten.
Wonder Woman narrowly missed setting the pandemic record for biggest haul. She had some help along the way, as all four new movies made it into the top ten, and four films crossed the one million dollar milestone.
This Week in Box Office History.
The box office grew 217% on the strength of the new arrivals. Wonder Woman’s take of just under 17 million dollars is the second largest release of the Covid-19 era, falling just under Tenet’s Labor Day weekend haul of 20 million dollars.
It remains to be seen how durable this spike in sales will be. Next weekend only has one film slated for release, and Wonder Woman is also competing against herself on streaming.
Top Film One Year Ago: Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker.
Top Film Ten Years Ago: Little Fockers.
Top Film 40 Years Ago: First Family.
Top Three Films.
Wonder Woman 1984 tied up first place easily with 16.7 million dollars in ticket sales. While hard numbers for streaming are hard to put together, it’s being reported that more than 6 million households streamed Wonder Woman’s debut on HBO Max, with related platforms adding possible more to that total.
Tom Hanks had a respectable second place premier with New of the World coming in second. It pulled down 2.2 million dollars.
The Croods managed to hang onto the third spot, jumping past Monster Hunter with 1.7 million dollars.
The third wide release, Promising Young Woman, finished a bit shy of one million dollars in fifth place.
The last new film, Pinocchio, took in just a quarter million dollars in seventh place. It showed in just under 800 theaters.
Top Ten Films
- Wonder Woman 1984 (16.7)
- News of the World (2.2)
- The Croods – A New Age (1.7)
- Monster Hunter (1.1)
- Promising Young Woman (.71)
- Fatale (.65)
- Pinocchio (.26)
- Elf (.11)
- NL Christmas Vacation (.09)
- The War with Grandpa (.08)