21st July 2021
It may be 25 years after the original but sequel movie Space Jam: A New Legacy top the US box office on its debut weekend removing Black Widow after a single week at the top.
Elsewhere on the US box office chart Escape Room: Tournament of Champions makes its debut at 3 and Nicholas Cage stars in Pig which is new at 10 with $945,000.
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US box office top 5 breakdown 16th - 18th July 2021
25 years after the original movie which starred Micheal Jordon as the pro basketball player in a toon world comes the sequel which replaces Jordan for LeBron James, and the movie its the top spot on its debut.
The movie took $31.6 Million on its debut, comparisons to the original movie are irrelevant considering we are still in a pandemic and it was 25 years ago but Spance Jam made its debut with $27.5 Million at he end of 1996.
The MCU return to box office last a week at the top (so far) as the Scarlett Johansson starring movie srop to number 2 with $26.2 Million, a 67% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now taken $132 Million over 2 weekends and is the third top movie of 2021 in North America.
Making its debut at number 3 this weekend is a sequel movie which has had little buzz, Escape Room was released in 2019 and took a decent $57 Million over its US run.
The Adam Robitel directed sequel makes its debut with $8.8 Million.
Falling to number 4 this weekend is The Fast Saga's latest instalment which takes $7.6 Million, a slim 20% drop from last weekend, for a total os $154.8 Million after 4 weeks, and the second top movie of 2021.
Animated movies have done well during the pandemic but this movie seems to have been overlooked by audiences as the sequel movie falls to 5 with a gross of $7.6 Million, a 30% drop, giving it $154.8 Million after 4 weeks of release.
15th July 2021
Disney and Marvel finally release their first movie at the box office in 18 months in the shape of Black Widow and score another number 1 hit movie
With such a strong release no other studio has released anything in competition so it is the only new release on the top 15 this weekend.
Also worth a note is this weeks US box office is the highest grossing top 15 since late 2019 when war movie 1917 made its debut.
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US box office top 5 breakdown 9th - 11th July 2021
It may have been a delayed release by well over a year but the new MCU movie hits the top of the US bod office with ease taking a pandemic beating $80 Million.
The movie also made another $60 Million on the Disney+ streaming service where viewers had to pay another $30 to see the movie, although this was more 24 hours after its theatrical release.
The movie is already the fifth top grossing movie of 2021.
Falling from the top to number 2 is the ninth The Fast Saga movie which takes $10.8 Million this weekend, a 55% drop over last weekend.
Over 3 weeks of release the movie has now taken $141.3 Million, it is currently the second top movie is 2021.
Falling to number 3 this weekend is the animated sequel which takes $8.7 Million on its second weekend of release, a 50% drop, giving it a $34.7 Million total.
Falling to number 4 this week is the fifth movie in The Purge series which takes $6.7 Million, a 47% drop, giving the movie a 2 week total of $27.4 Million.
The John Krasinski directed movie falls to number 5 this weekend with $3 Million, a 29% drop over last weekend.
The movie has been on the chart for 7 weeks now, all in the top 5, and is the top grossing movie in the US for 2021 with $150.7 Million.
15th July 2021
Disney and Marvel release the first movie from the MCU Phase 4 this weekend and despite its many delays hits the top of the global box office.
Coming in second is the Chinese movie Chinese Doctors which is also the top movie is its native terretory.
Other new movies on this weeks global box office are Realm of Terracotta at 6 with $8.17 Million and Tokyo Revengers at number 9 with $6.05 Million.
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Global box office top 5 breakdown 9th - 11th July 2021
One of the major blockbusters to get moved around during the pandemic the start of the MCU phase 4 gets its cinematic run going with an expected number 1 debut with $158.8 Million from a massive 47 territories.
As the movie is also available on the Disney+ platform with an additional fee, which brought in nearly $100 Million more for the movie, it could be a tough box office ahead as many will choose to wait until its available without the additional fee in the coming months.
Released in China only this dramatic tale takes the runner up spot from its single country to a fantastic $53.2 Million on its debut.
Falling from the number 1 position to number 3 this week is the ninth movie if The Fast Saga which takes $24.4 Million from a very wide 52 countries, its a drop of 49% over last weekend.
The movie has been on release now for 8 weeks and has taken a total of $541.8 Million, crossing the half billion mark.
Falling to number 4 this weekend is the animated sequel which takes $9.2 Million from 9 countries, a large 51% drop, for a $37.2 Million total after 2 weeks.
Falling to number 5 this week the 5 movie in The Purge series takes $8.4 Million from 29 countries, a 48% drop, giving the movie a $34.8 Million gross after 2 weeks of release.
8th July 2021
While the ninth Fast movie continues to do well across the globe before the release of Black Widow next week and hence stays at the top animated feature The Boss Baby 2 makes a new entry at number 3.
Also making a new entry this weekend is The Forever Purge which is at number 4 and Chinese movie The Pioneer makes its debut at 7 with over $10 Million.
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Global box office top 5 breakdown 2nd - 4th July 2021
The ninth movie in The Fast Saga remains at the top of the global box office for a second consecutive weekend with $47.8 Million from 51 countries, a rather large 56% drop from last weekend.
The movie has now been on release globally for 7 weeks and has taken $491.5 Million, the movie should break half a billion by next weekend.
The Chinese movie jumps up to number 2 this weekend as its release in more countries, this week its count is 4 and it takes $21.6 Million, an expected 46% increase from last weekend.
After 2 weeks of release the movie has taken $45.7 Million globally.
The animated sequel makes its global debut this weekend at number 3 with a debut gross of $18.8 Million.
Released in only 9 countries so far the movie will stick around for a while as it opens across the globe.
Also making a debut this weekend is the fifth movie in The Purge series which enters at 4 with $16.3 Million from 23 territories.
Closing out the top 5 this weekend is Disney's hit movie which takes $11.5 Million from 44 countries, a slender 19% drop and after 6 weeks the movie has taken $204.3 Million.