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25thframe.co.uk > News > US Box Office Figures 16th - 18th October 2020: Liam Neeson returns to the action genre in Honest Thief which debuts at number 1

US Box Office Figures 16th - 18th October 2020: Liam Neeson returns to the action genre in Honest Thief which debuts at number 1

Robert Hyde

Honest Thief
Liam Neeson takes over from Robert De Niro this weekend in Honest Thief which makes a very strong (in the current climate) debut at the top and pushing The War With Grandpa down to number 2.

With last weeks top film falling to number 2 there are a couple of catalogue movies in the lower end of the top 5, expected due to the lack of blockbuster movies getting released.

2 hearts

Further down the chart there are a few new movies, 2 Hearts is new at number 6, Love And Monsters makes its debut at number 9 and The Kid Detective one below at number 10.

Here is this weeks US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Honest Thief (1st Week)
  • Highest debut - Honest Thief (@1)
  • Longest run - Unhinged (10 weeks)
  • Highest total gross (excluding re-releases) - Tenet ($50,600,000)

Here is the breakdown of this weeks US top 5 movies 16th - 18th October 2020.

Honest Thief

Liam Neeson returns to the revenge action genre with this movie directed by Mark Williams which makes its North American debut at the top with $4.2 Million (including previews), $3.7 Million Friday - Sunday.

This is not a bad debut in the current COVID-19 climate and is among the top debuts since cinemas started to reopened.

The War With Grandpa

Falling to number 2 after a single week at the top is the Tim Hill directed comedy starring Robert De Niro which this weekend taked $2.5 Million, falling 31% from last weekend.

This gives the movie a total US gross of $7.2 Millon after 10 days of release.

Tenet

Seven weeks on and Christopher Nolan's movie falls to number 3 with $1.6 Million which is a 24% drop from last weekend.

The movie has now taken $50 Million in the US the highest total grossing on the box office this week.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

First released in 1994 the Henry Selick directed movie, presented by Tim Burton of course, gets a re-release and takes a very impressive $1.3 million on its first weekend as it enters at number 4.

The movie has taken $76.4 Million since it was first released 26 years ago.

Hocus Pocus

Another Halloween favourite on its 3rd weekend of a re-release takes $756K, a 35% drop from last weekend.

The movie has now taken $3.8 Million on its re-run and $43.3 Million since first released in 1993.

This weeks top 10 US Box Office films

  1. Honest Thief - $3,700,000
  2. The War With Grandpa - $2,506,523
  3. Tenet - $1,600,000
  4. The Nightmare Before Christmas - $1,323,000
  5. Hocus Pocus - $756,000
  6. 2 Hearts - $522,937
  7. The New Mutants - $468,278
  8. Unhinged - $424,213
  9. Love And Monsters - $255,000
  10. The Kid Detective - $140,218
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