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
15th November 2021
Marvel's Eternals spends a second weekend at the top of the global box office with little competition from new releases or older movie as the film pushes towards the $300 Million global mark.
Top new movie of the weekend is the Chinese only release Be Somebody which is new at 3 while right behind it is Clifford The Big Red Dog which is new at number 4.
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Global Box Office top 5 breakdown weekend 12th - 14th November 2021
Marvel's latest big screen adventure remains at the top of the global box office for a second weekend with a take of $75.5 Million from 50 countries, a 53% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now taken $281.3 Million over its 2 weeks of release as it heads towards the $300 Million mark which it should do by next weekend.
The 25th Bond movie spends another weekend in the top 5, this week staying put at number 2 with a weekend gross of $28.5 Million from 73 countries, a very slim 14% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a total global gross of $708.6 Million after 7 weeks of release, it is getting close to the $1 Billion mark but will fall short.
The movie is the fourth top movie of 2021 and by next weekend should take Fast & Furious 9 to be the top non Chinese movie of the year.
Highest new movie of the weekend comes in at number 3 and has only been released in China, it has a debut weekend gross of $19.8 Million.
Also released in just 1 country, this time America, the popular animated series getting the big screen live action treatment makes its debut at 4 with $16.4 Million.
The sci-fi classic from director Denis Villeneuve falls to number 5 this weekend with $12.3 Million from a massive 77 countries, a 34% drop over last weekend.
The smash hit movie has taken $351.2 Million over 9 weeks of release and is the 9th top movie of 2021 so far, although with a few potential blockbusters still to come it might struggle to keep its top 10 position.
8th November 2021
Marvel Studios released their much anticipated Eternals this weekend and as expected the movie took the global box office by storm and topped the chart on its debut.
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Global box office top 5 weekend breakdown 5th - 7th November 2021
Marvel release their next movie in the 'Phase 4' MCU and as expected the Chloe Zhao directed film tops the global box office with ease taking $161.7 Million.
The movie was released in 47 countries and topped the box office in most of those countries, but with unfavourable reviews and a host of new anticipated movies coming in the next couple of months the movie could sink quicker than expected.
The smash hit Bond movie falls to number 2 this weekend with a take of $33.4 Million from 73 countries, a 44% drop over last weekend.
The movie has been on the global box office for 6 weeks not and taken $667.4 Million making it the 5th top movie of 2021.
The movie should overtake Detective Chinatown 3 by next weekend to be the fourth top movie of the year.
The Denis Villeneuve directed movie takes $18.7 Million this weekend, a 49% drop, and falls to number 3, it is still on general release in 76 countries.
The movie has now taken $330.4 Million globally over 8 weeks of release and is the 9th top movie of 2021.
Director Andy Serkis's hit villain movie from the Spiderverse falls to number 4 this weekend with a take of $15.8 Million from 55 countries, a 42% drop.
This gives the movie a total global gross of $424.6 Million over 6 weeks of release and the 6th top movie of 2021.
Amazingly still only released in China the top movie of 2021 globally is at number 5 this weekend with $8.6 Million, a 55% drop over last week, the movies total is now $859.5 Million.
1st November 2021
The 25th Bond movie No Time To Die goes back to the top of the global box office with its release in China where it took just less than a $30 Million debut.
Highest new movie of the weekend is Antlers which makes it debut at number 9 with $6.6 Million from 32 countries.
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GLobal box office top 5 breakdown 29th - 31st October 2021
After topping the global box office a few weeks back the 25th Bond movie gets its release in China where it takes $28 Million on its debut and pushes the movie back to the top.
Across the globe the movie takes $59.7 Million this weekend from 73 countries which is an incredible 25% increase over last weekend.
The movie has now taken an excellent $605.7 Million globally over its 5 weeks of release and is the 5th top movie of 2021.
The sci-fi movie from director Denis Villeneuve fallt to number 2 this weekend after spending a week at the top, the movie takes $36.9 Million on its 7th weekend of release from 76 countries, a 58% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a total global gross of $292.1 Million and is the 10th top grossing movie of 2021.
The Spider-Man super villain movie falls to number 3 this weekend with $27.1 Million from 54 countries, a 43% drop.
The movie has now taken $395.8 Million globally over 5 weeks of release and is the 7th top movie of 2021.
The smash hit Chinese movie is at number 4 this weekend and takes $19 Million, a 40% drop over last weekend.
What this movie has achieved is quite incredible, it has been on the global box office for just 5 weeks and has taken $844.9 Million, it is the top movie globally of 2021 and yet it has only had a release in China.
To be fair the Chinese cinema has been open all year, unlike many other high grossing cinema territories like North America, United Kingdom, Australia, and I'm sure has these countries been open all year the likes of Fast and Furious 9, Black Widow and No Time To Die would have made over a Billion dollars, but you still can't take away this movies achievement.
The long running Halloween series had its celebrated day this Sunday and the latest movie holds tight at number 5 this weekend with $16.6 Million from 64 countries, a fairly slim 32% drop over last weekend, the movie has taken $115 Million over its 3 weeks of release.
25th October 2021
The 2021 version of Dune, which got a release across some of the world a few weeks ago, get released in many major countries this weekend and in the process goes to the top of the global box office.
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Global box office top 5 breakdown 22nd - 24th October 2021
Director Denis Villeneuve brings his vision of the classic sci-fi novel to the big screen which this weekend goes ultra wide into 76 countries and leaps to the top spot in the process.
The movie takes $87.5 Million on its 6th weekend of release, a massive jump of 90% over last weekends gross.
The movie has now taken a very respectable $220.7 Million over its 6 box office run and it will be in the top ten top movie of 2021 by next weekend.
The superhero villain movie falls to number 2 this weekend with a gross of $47.4 Million from 54 countries, a 40% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now grossed $352.4 Million after 4 weeks of release and is the 8th top movie of 2021.
The latest Bond movie falls to number 3 this weekend with a take of $44.9 Million from 73 countries, a 43% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now gone over the $500 Million milestone at the global box office after 4 weeks of release and is the 5th top movie of 2021.
The Chinese mega smash movie falls to number 4 this weekend with $31.9 Million from just 1 country, a 56% drop from the previous weekend.
The movie has now taken an amazing $814 Million, and from the single location, the movie is still the second top movie globally in 2021 but by next weekend it should be the top movie of the year.
The latest movie in the Halloween series falls to number 5 this weekend with $24.5 Million from 54 countries, a large 56% drop, which gives the movie a total gross of $90.9 Million over 2 weeks of release.