4th January 2022
No new entries on the US box office this weekend gave Spider-Man: No Way Home a third week at the top while animated sequel Sing 2 stayed put at number 2.
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A very quiet weekend for new movies as the new year rolls around giving the Marvel/Sony movie a third weekend at the top of the US box office with a gross of $52.7 Million, a slim 35% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now been at the top for 3 weeks and has taken a massive $609.8 Million in North America, and it is by far the top movie of 2021, and currently the top movie of 2022.
The movie has also broken into the top 10 movies of all time in North America at number 10.
Animated sequel to Sing hold firm at number 2 with a second weekend take of $19.6 Million, a very slim 18% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now taken $89.6 Million in North America on its way to breaking the $100 Million milestone by next weekend.
Director Matthew Vaughn's prequel movie has had a strange release window and after making its debut at 4 last weekend jumps up to 3 this week with $4.5 Million, 29% down from last weekend.
The movie has taken $19.5 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Another movie on the way up at the sports based drama takes $4.07 Million as it jumps to number 4 this week from its debut position of 5, a 34% drop over last week.
The movie has now taken $15 Million after 2 weekends of release.
Despite the fact that the fourth in The Matrix series got a simultaneous release on HBO Max and cinemas the movie looks destined to be a flop at the box office as the movie falls to number 5 this weekend with $3.82 Million, a large 68% drop over last week.
The film is competing with a similar market to the top movie at the movie Spider-Man: No Way Home which is potentially taking some of its audience, but after two weeks the much anticipated and hyped movie has taken just $30.9 Million.
The UK box office came to a grinding halt in January of 2021 as the global pandemic took full grip of the country so there was no chart until the middle of May.
Once cinemas opened it was a slow start Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway coming out on top for the first few weeks, it wasn't until late June when Fast & Furious 9 was released that things started to hot up, then things started to go from strength to strength.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movie of 2021 at the UK box office.
The much delayed 25th movie in the Bond series finally got released at the very end of September 2021 and after a massive debut weekend where it took nearly £26 Million the movie managed to do what Tenet the previous year couldn't, it got people mack in cinemas.
The movie, which is still on general release got mixed reviews from critics, and has an ending with split Bond fans, but to date the movie has taken £96.4 Million over 12 weeks of release and is the third highest grossing movie of all time in the UK.
The last movie from the MCU universe to be released in a year when Marvel/Disney/Sony had a fantastic return to cinemas, and after all the hype and rumours about what the multiverse would bring the movie took a massive &pond;31.9 Million on its debut in the UK.
The film was released in mid December so it still raking in the cash as your local multiplex, and will most likely overtake No Time To Die with its total gross as well as be only the third movie in history to gross over £100 Million.
With a total gross already over £50 Million after just 2 weeks it will most likely feature quite high on the top movies of 2022 as well.
Another MCU movie on the list of top movies if 2021 as the much anticipated new superhero hit cinemas in early September with a debut gross of £5.7 Million.
Over a 9 week run at the box office the movie took £21.8 Million making it the third top movie of the year
Visionary director Denis Villeneuve is fast becoming one of the most respected film makers in Hollywood and his much anticipated version of the classic sci-fi noval Dune hit cinemas in October with £5.8 Million.
The movie took £21.8 Million over 9 weeks of release in the UK in 2021 to make it the 4th to movie of the year.
THe first big hit of the year once cinemas in the UK started to re-open, its a sequel to 2018 movie Peter Rabbit which was a huge hit so this was a sure fire hit.
The movie made the top of the box office on its release and was the top movie of the year for quite a long run, the film took £20.4 Million over a 17 week run and is the 5th top movie of 2021.
Here is the top 10 movies in North America during 2021
1st January 2022
The box office had a slow start to the year with the shut-downs due to the ongoing global pandemic, but when they did re-open the public were slow to go back and there were many films released earlier in the year which under performed.
As the year progressed the public gained confidence in sitting in dark rooms with strangers and the year ended with the biggest movie of the year as Marvels MCU was the big outright winner.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movie of 2021 at the North American box office.
The Marvel/MCU/Sony movie was released late into December but beat expectations and has become the top movie of the year in North America through expectation, hype and the fact that it is every Spider-Fan's perfect movie.
The film hit the top of the 2021 list on its opening weekend and has so far taken over $500 Million, and as the movie is only 3 weeks old there is clearly more to come.
Another Marvel/MCU movie but this time very much a Disney product, and the movie can just at the point in late summer when the public was ready to go back to cinemas, and as many had not been in a cinema for over a year they flock to see the first Asian American superhero.
The movie took $224.5 Million during its 13 week box office run and took over from Black Widow when it did become the top movie of 2021 for a few weeks.
Sony had a good year in 2021, and although this is not directly a MCU movie it has enough connection to be closely associated, and the sequel movie did better than expected in its early autumn release.
Taking an excellent $212.4 Million over a 12 week span the movie is still currently showing in some cinemas in North America so its total could end up higher.
One of the first major releases in North America once cinemas began to open again, the solo outing for Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow didn't do as well as expected, but it got a Disney+ streaming release at the same time as its cinemas release.
Taking $183.6 Million over its 14 week cinematic run the movie was briefly the top movie of the year.
One of the first movie to get delayed at the very start of the pandemic which closed nearly all North American cinemas the 9th instalment in the Fast & Furious series finally got a release in June of this year, a year after its original scheduled release.
A 15 week run in cinemas gave the movie a total US gross of $173 Million, which even taking the delay into consideration is poor for a movie in this franchise.
Here is the top 10 movies in North America during 2021
31st December 2021
A year where cinema had a difficult start and was dominated by movies from China as their cinema industry flourished ended with Bond, Superhero movies (as usual), a Chinese mega hit movie and was seen out by the first $1 Billion movie in almost 2 years.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movie of 2021 at the global box office.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has had an amazing December at the global box office as it became the top movie of 2021, after only 2 weeks of release it has taken over $1.1 Billion globally.
The movie is in fact the only film of 2021 to go over the milestone of 1 Billion dollars, and as no movie in 2020 came anywhere near the milestone it's the first movie since 2019 to do it.
Released primarily in China The Battle At Lake Changjin looked like it was going to be the top movie of the year, but it was not to be as it was pipped at the post by a superhero movie and so has to contend with the runner up spot.
The movie took an amazing $902.2 Million, even more amazing considering it was only released in China.
The Chinese movie was only released globally in China, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, and yet still managed to take $822 Million globally in 2021.
The comedy is the 3rd top film of the year and considering it was released in a time when much of the world was either closed or on very limited cinema capacity it gave comedic relief for parts of the world.
By the time the 25th Bond movie was released in cinemas it had been delayed many times and the world was ready to see Daniel Craigs last Bond movie.
Cinema goers in many countries were still unsure about going back into a dark with with strangers, but this movie is the 4th top movie of 2021 having taken $765 Million.
Another movie that got delayed by over a year from its original release, it also had a very staggered global release but it still managed to gross $710.6 Million making it the 5th top movie of 2021.
It took no where near the last few movies in the series, but even with the issues cinema has had this year its a great overal global take.
Here is the top 10 movies global in 2021
29th December 2021
There are 4 new entries inside the top 5 on this weekends US box office, but none were strong enough to keep Spider-Man: No Way Home from spending another big weekend at the top.
Top of the new releases was Sing 2 which came in at 2, followed by The Matrix Resurrections which was new at 3.
British movie The King's Man was new at number 4 and then finally in the top 5 American Underdog came in just below.
Also new this week is A Journal For Jordan which came in at 8 with $2.2 Million and '83 from director Kabir Khan came in at 10 with $1.76 Million.
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US box office weekend top 5 breakdown 24th - 26th December 2021
The smash hit Marvel/Sony movie spends a second weekend at the top of the US box office with a weekend gross of $81.5 Million, a 69% drop over last weekend which isn't too bad considering the giant debut gross the movie had.
The movie has now taken a total gross in the US of $467.3 Million making it now by far the top grossing movie of 2021 having grossed twice as much as the movie at number 2 for the year, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The movie also this weekend enters the top 20 US movies of all time at number 19.
Highest new entry of the weekend is the animated sequel movie which takes $23.7 Million on its debut.
The film is a sequel to the 2017 movie Sing which took $35.2 Million in North America on its debut on its way to $634.2 Million over 9 weeks.
The long awaited follow up to the highly successful Matrix series of movies makes its debut this weekend at number 3 with $12 Million.
The pre hype for the movie was sky high, but an luke warm response on its release, and a simultaneous HBO Max release has by the looks of it damaged its box office potentital.
A prequel to the Kingsmen movies lands at number 4 this weekend with a gross of $6.3 Million.
Matthew Vaughn directs once again, but Ralph Fiennes takes over in the lead role this time, but diminishing returns seems to have set in for this series.
Making its debut at number 5 this weekend is this inspirational movie starring Zachary Levi about a down on his luck potential NFL great, the movie takes $6.2 Million on its debut.