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US Box Office Figures 18th - 20th December 2020: Monster Hunter crashes in at the top of the box office as the highest debut this week

Robert Hyde

Monster Hunter
With new blockbuster potential movies few and far between at the moment its good to see once blockbuster take over from another as Monster Hunter tops the US box office on its debut.

The special effects extravaganza takes over at the top on its debut meaning its the highest new movie of the week the only other new entry is Fatale at number 3.

US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Monster Hunter (1st week)
  • Highest debut - Monster Huner (@1)
  • Longest run - Tenet (16 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($57,895,000)*
  • *Not including catalogue re-releases

Monster Hunter

Director Paul W.S. Anderson returns to the video game genre, with the same star as the Resident Evil series Milla Jovovich for this adaptation which makes its debut on the US box office at number 1 with $2.2 Million.

This is the second movie in succession to top the box office with over $2 Million in the age of COVID-19, and with Wonder Woman 1984 released this coming Friday we could get 3.

The Croods: a New Age

Falling to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top is the animated tale of the prehistoric family which takes $2 Million over the weekend, 34% down from last weekend and just shy of the number 1 spot gross.

The movie is on its fourth weekend of release and has taken a very good $27 Million.

Fatale

Fatale

Second highest new release of the weekend comes in with little hype as director Deon Taylor takes his new film to number 3 with $925,000 on its debut.

Elf

Still spreading holiday cheer is the 2003 comedy starring Will Ferrell which takes $365,000 over the weekend, only 9% down from last weekend.

The movies has taken $176.5 Million since its release in December 2003.

Half Brothers

Director Luke Greenfield's Mexican movie falls from second place to number 5 this weekend with a gross of $260,000, 47% down from last weekend.

The movie has done amazingly well for a film with little hype and after 4 weeks of release has taken $1.8 Million at the US box office.

This weeks top 10 US Box Office films

  1. Monster Hunter - $2,200,000
  2. The Croods: A New Age - $2,000,000
  3. Fatale - $925,000
  4. Elf - $365,000
  5. Half Brothers - $260,000
  6. The Polar Express - $231,000
  7. The War With Grandpa - $169,730
  8. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation - $166,000
  9. Freaky - $165,000
  10. How The Grinch Stole Christmas - $130,000
See full chart

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