11th January 2022
Spider-Man: No Way Home spends a fourth weekend at the top of the US box office as no big new releases hit cinemas in the new year and the top debut of the weekend is The 355 at number 3.
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US box office weekend top 5 breakdown 7th - 9th January 2022
Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man movie spends a fourth weekend at the top of the US box office with a gross os $33 Million, a slender 37% drop over last weekend.
The movie is the longest running number 1 movie since Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, also from the MCU, also spend 4 week at the top in September 2021.
The movie is now the 6th top movie in the US of all time having just overtaken Titanic and Jurassic World and should overtake Avengers: Infinity War and maybe Black Panther by next weekend.
The animated sequel movie is proving to be a massive hit and this week remains at number 4 on the US box office with $11.9 Million, 39% down on last weekend.
THe movie has now taken $109 Million over 3 weeks of release.
Highest debut of the weekend is the Simon Kinberg action movie starring Diane Kruger and Penélope Cruz which after a number of delays finally arrives at number 3 with $4.8 Million on its debut.
Matthew Vaughn's prequel movie falls to number 3 this weekend with $3.7 Million on its third weekend of release, a small 27% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a $25 Million total gross on the US box office.
The sport underdog movie falls to number 5 this weekend with $2.4 Million, 41% down on last weekend, giving the movie a total of $18.7 Million after 3 weeks.
4th January 2022
There is no stopping Spider-Man: No Way Home at the moment as it spends a third weekend at the top of the global box office and keeps 3 new big hits from China at bay.
Highest new movie of the week is Embrace Again which comes in at 2 while one place below is G Storm which also enters the box office this week.
Finally on the top 5 is Another Me which comes in at number 5 this week.
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Global box office top 5 weekend breakdown 31st December 2021 - 2nd January 2022
Three weeks at the top of the global box office now for the web-slinger as he clinches another weekend at the top with $131 Million from 62 countries, 35% drop.
The movie goes into 2022 with a total gross of $1.3 Billion, it was the top grossing movie of 2021 and is the current top movie of 2022 and is the 12 top movie of all time having just taken Black Panther.
There a 3 new movie on the global box office this weekend from China, the highest of which is the highest debuting movie.
Director Xiaolu Xue's film lands at number 3 this weekend with a gross of $83.9 Million from 3 countries.
The second is the fifth and final movie in director David Lam's series of movies, a $55.5 Million debut from 6 countries gives it a number 3 debut.
The animated sequel falls to number 4 this weekend with a take of $36.8 Million from 49 countries, a very slim 14% drop over last weekend.
The film now has a global gross of $144 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Final new movie of the weekend is at number 5, director Gao Ke's movie is only released in China and makes its debut with $27.6 Million.
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
30th December 2021
After one of the biggest debut's in UK box office history Spider-Man: No Way Home takes a dramatic dip week on week but retains the top of the chart ahead of the top mew movie The Matrix Resurrections.
Also new in the top 5 this week is '83 which is new at number 5 and Shyam Singa Roy which makes its debut at number 13 with £24,823.
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UK box office weekend top 5 breakdown 24th - 26th December 2021
With one of the biggest openings at the UK box office in history it was going to take something special to stop it from spending a second weekend at the top, and despite the much anticipated The Matrix Resurrections getting released this weekend it was no match for the MCU titan.
The movies takes £4.6 Million on its second weekend of release, a massive 86% drop over last weekend, but it has to be taken into consideration that the weekend missed a day this week as cinemas were closed on Saturday, Christmas Day.
The movie has now taken a massive £51.1 Million after 2 weeks and is the second top movie in the UK of 2021, it will have a battle to top No Time To Die which has taken nearly £100 Million in 2021, but it will try its hardest with only a few more days left in the year.
The fourth movie in The Matrix series makes its debut at number 2 this weekend as the films gets a simultaneous HBO Max and cinema release.
The movie enters the box office with a £2.6 Million gross which although the lowest is only just below the first The Matrix from 1999 but well below its two sequels.
The live action version of the animated favourite falls to number 3 this weekend with £349,836, a 54% drop, giving the movie a 3 week total of £3.8 Million.
Steven Spielberg's remake falls to number 4 this weekend with £212,271, a 64% drop over last weekend, for a total gross of £3.8 Million after 3 weeks.
Making its debut at number 5 this week is director Kabir Khan's movie about the 1983 Indian cricket team and their amazing win over champions West Indies.
The movie takes £182,518 over the weekend, not bad for a movie not in the English language.
21st December 2021
Marvel movies when they release are alway an event and the new Spider-Man: No Way Home is no exception making its debut at the top of the North American box office with the third highest ever.
Also making its debut this weekend at number 5 is Nightmare Alley from Oscar winning director Guillermo del Toro.
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US box office weekend top 5 breakdown 17th - 19th December 2021
It been quote a week for Sony, the MCU and Spider-Man as the latest movie from the Sony/Marvel MCU hits cinemas in the US and blows away all competition to create the third biggest North American debut in history, with only Avengers Endgame and Avengers Infinity War doing better, and both those movies featured Spider-man!
The movie take an absolutely massive $260.1 Million on its debut, including preview shows on Thursday, which is higher that Sony's original expectation of around the $252 Million mark.
It also means that the movie instantly becomes the top movie of 2021 smashing its way past previous holder and fellow MCU movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
In fact the top 4 movies of 2021, and hence the tick of the global pandemic, are all directly or indirectly movies from the MCU.
The movie is also responsible for a massive 92% of all money taken at the US box office this weekend.
Disney's latest animated movie has turned into a big hot for the Mouse House as it spends another weekend at number 2 with $6.4 Million, a 31% drop over last weekend.
This gives the film a total gross of $81.4 Million after 4 weeks of release.
Legendary director Steven Spielberg's latest movie drop drop the top to number 3 this weekend with $3.6 Million, a hefty 65% drop over last weekend.
Its unfair to call the movie a flop but despite the very positive critical and audience reviews the movie has only taken $18.2 Million after 2 weeks.
Another weekend in the top 5 for the Ghostbusters sequel as it falls to number 4 this weekend with $3.4 Million, a 52% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now taken $117.2 Million over 5 weeks of release and is the 10th top movie of 2021 in North America.
The latest movie from Guillermo del Toro starring the likes of Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett among others hots the box office at number 5 with $2.8 Million.