3rd August 2021
Disney release its latest movie, Jungle Cruise, which makes its debut at the top of the North American box office with little in the way of competition.
Beating all expectations indie movie The Green Knight makes its debut at number 2 while rounding out the top 5 is the new Matt Damon movie Stillwater.
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North American box office top 5 breakdown weekend 30th July - 1st August 2021
Disney release their latest movie based on a ride which hits the top of the North American box office with $34.2 Million on its debut.
As the world is still trying to cope with the global pandemic this is never going to hit the same heights at the other movies based on a ride
Pirates of the Caribbean but its a good start for the movie and its already the 16th top movie of 2021.
Starring Dev Patel and directed by David Lowery this historical drama about the nephew of King Arthur makes a surprise new entry at number 2 this week.
The movie takes a very respectable, especially in the current box office climate $6.7 Million debut, largely pushed by very good critical reviews.
Falling to number 3 from its debut position at the top of the box office is the M. Night Shyamalan directed movie which takes $6.7 Million on its second weekend, a quite large 60% drop.
This takes the movie total US gross to $30.6 Million after its 2 weeks on the chart.
In truth it had a tough fight with the new number 2 movie The Green Knight and only missed out on the number 2 position by a few thousand dollars.
The Marvel movie falls to number 4 this weekend with $6.4 Million, a decent 45% drop, giving the movie a $167 Million total after 4 weeks.
Finally in the top 5 a new entry for Matt Damon as his new movies makes its debut at 5 with $5.12 Million.
3rd August 2021
Disney release their latest movie this weekend, Jungle Cruise, which hits the top of the global box office on its debut week of release.
Also making a high new entry is Chinese movie Raging Fire which makes its debut at number 2 and also from China is Upcoming Summer which is new at number 3.
Lower down the box office Escape From Mogadishu is a new entry and number 9 with $10.3 Million and The Suicide Squad is a new entry at number 10 with $7 Million from just 5 countries.
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Global box office top 5 breakdown weekend 30th July - 1st August 2021
Disney's new movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt gets a release in 48 countries this week and makes its debut at the top of the box office with $61.7 Million .
Released only in China this crime thriller makes its debut at number 2 with $37.3 Million.
Another film only released to the Chinese market this week which makes its debut at number 3 with $20.6 Million
Falling from number 3 to 4 this week is the M. Night Shyamalan movie which takes $14.2 Million on its second weekend, a 38% drop, of release for a 48.6 Million total.
Falling to numer 5 this week from number 2 is the Marvel movie which takes $14.1 Million on its 4th weekend of release, a 46% drop, for a $343.5 Million total.
29th July 2021
Marvel Studios movie Black Widow stays at the top of the Uk box office this weekend making it three consecutive weeks for the movie.
Highest new entry of the weekend is the M. Night Shyamalan directed Old which makes its debut at number 4 while outside the top 5 at number 10 is new entry Off the Rails from director Jules Williamson which takes £80,598.
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UK box office tp 5 breakdown weekend 23rd - 25th July 2021
The Marvel Cinematic Universe origins movie remains at the top of the UK box office for a third straight weekend this week taking £1.4 Million, a slim 22% drop over last weekend.
This pushes the movies total gross over its three weekends to £13.8 Million, for obvious reasons its one of the lowest grossing movies from the Mavel/Disney collaboration but it is one of the top movies of 2021 in the UK at number 3 which is good and where you would expect it to be.
To remain at the top of the chart next weekend is a big ask with Disney releasing Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and Warner releasing The Suicide Squad from director James Gunn.
Destined to always be the runner up to Black Widow the toon and real life hybrid takes £1.3 Million over the weekend which is actually a 2% increase over last weekend, this can be contributed to the UK school summer holidays.
This gives the movie a 2 weekend total gross of £3.6 Million, comparing to the original Space Jam movie and taking the pandemic into consideration this is still low.
A dissipating debut last weekend was a bit misleading for the toon sequel as it moved up to number 4 this weekend with £876,123, a 20% increase over last weekend, again contribute this to the school summer holidays.
This gives the movie a 2 weekend gross of £2.05 Million.
Director M. Night Shyamalan brings us his latest mystery movie with a twist and unlike its debut at the top in America it has to contend with a new entry at number 4.
This is the highest new entry of the weekend, one which is really geared towards a teen to younger audience, but the movie takes £866,860 on its debut.
Falling to number 5 this weekend is the fifth movie in The Purge franchise which takes £598,803, a 17% drop, for a 2 weekend total of £1.8 Million.
27th July 2021
It's all change again at the top of the US box office as 2 new entries are in the top 2 position, highest of the two is the new movie from director M. Night Shyamalan Old which hits the top.
The second of the two top releases is the new G.I. Joe movie Snake Eyes which come in at number 2.
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US box office top 5 breakdown weekend 23rd - 25th July 2021
The new movie from director M. Night Shyamalan makes its debut at the top of the US box office this weekend with a gross of $16.5 Million.
The famed directors top movie in America is still The Sixth Sense from 1999 and with the current pandemic and cinema closures it wont come anywhere near that, but his lowest grossing is The Lady In the Water at $42.2 Million and although a struggle it could come close to that!
The new movie from the G.I Joe series of movies is an origins film and comes in at number 2 with $13.3 Million.
This movie had a lot of hype and its perhaps a disappointment that it came in at number 2, but Old had good word of mouth and this movie got hit hard by the critics, and I dont think there was much of an appetite for it!
Falling to number 3 this weekend is the latest Marvel movie which this week takes $11.6 Million, 56% down from last weekend.
This gives the movie a 3 week total gross of $154.8 Million, and its the 3rd top grossing movie of 2021 in America but its maybe lower than expected, it has the pandemic to content with and it is also available on Disney+ with an extra fee, and it wont be long before its available without the extra fee, also Marvel are doing very well on Disney+ with WandaVision, The Falcom and The Winter Soldier and Loki all having been big hits.
Falling to number 4 from the top this week is the Space Jam sequel which has a second weekend gross of $9.5 Million, a large 70% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a total US gross of $51.3 Million and the prospect of disappearing out of the box office in the next couple of weeks, on a positive note it is the 8th top movie in America in 2021 so far.
The lastest The Fast Sage movie is sinking fast at the box office and this week takes $4.7 Million, 38% down from last weekend.
This gives the car movie a $163.3 Million total over 5 weeks of release, it is the top grossing movie in America of 2021 so far taking over from A Quiet Place Part II this weekend but this is most likely the last weekend in the top 5.
27th July 2021
Sony have released a new trailer for the Jason Reitman directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife which hit all Ghostbusters fans over the head with the nostalgia stick.
The first thing you notice about this trailer is the serious and horror tone of the movie, I know the originals were horror comedies, but this seems more like a Stranger Things style horror movie.
But saying that it looks like its going to be a lot of fun and the new kids do a great job of stepping into the Ghostbusters shoes.
As for the nostalgia, Annie Potts' Janine Melnitz turns up to give some wisdom about why Dr. Egon Spengler moved to a small American town, I hope she has a bigger role than the trailer suggest.
Also we see plenty of the old Ghostbusters equipment, a photo of the 4 originals, and the advert from the original movie plays throughout, and we get to see Paul Rudd have a strange Stay Puff Marshmallow Man experience in a supermarket!
Then in the end we get to see what is presumably Dr. Raymond Stantz, who seems to have the same phone number used in the original movie.
The movie gets a release on 12th November in the UK and a day eariler in America.