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    GODZILLA VS. KONG Weekend 12 Box Office Report -- GvsK Crosses $100 Million in North America

    Source: Comscore
    Official Movie Site: GodzillavsKong.com
    Special Thanks to Paul Dergarabedian

    Comscore has announced the official North American and Global box office estimates for the weekend of June 20, 2021, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Comscore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Comscore's suite of products.

    Please note that 78% of all North American Theaters are currently open.

    Comscore – Sunday Estimates - Weekend Box Office Roundup – June 20, 2021   

    A re-cap of this weekend’s notable performers as reported by their respective distributors

    Notable North American Openers:

    Lionsgate opened the killer sequel THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD to grab the top spot with $11.675 million in 3,331 locations and a N. Am. cume since its debut on Wednesday of $17,024,340.The world's most lethal odd couple -- bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) -- are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). The original THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD was a hit with audiences as well taking in $21.4M in its debut and went on to earn $75.5M in North America.  

    Focus Features opened THE SPARKS BROTHERS in 534 locations to $265k for a PTA of $489. The film is a music documentary film directed by Edgar Wright about Ron and Russell Mael, the creators of the pop and rock band Sparks.

    Roadside Attractions opened RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT to $75,715 on 227 screens for an estimated per screen average of $334. 

    Kino Lorber debuted TRUMAN AND TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION IN 16 theaters to $11,245 (including $6,351 in NY at Film Forum).  

    Notable Box-Office News:

    Warner Bros.’ GODZILLA VS. KONG crossed a major box office milestone becoming only the second film of the Pandemic era to cross $100M (with a cume through Sunday of $100,113,000) at the North American box office. The global mega-hit has earned a whopping $442.5M worldwide!

    Top Films in North America:

    In the second spot, Paramount continues to ride a wave of great reviews and tremendous box office with A QUIET PLACE PART II that continues to generate massive audience excitement for the movie theater experience with a $9.4M fourth weekend in 3,401 locations for a cume through Sunday of $125.259M. The innovative and chilling horror film stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe, Brian Tyree Henry, Millicent Simmonds and is directed John Krasinski.  

    Sony’s PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY now in its second weekend in North America earned $6.1M for a cume through Sunday of $20.325M.The animated family film features a terrific voice cast including James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Damon Herriman, Elizabeth Debicki & Margot Robbie.  

    Warner Bros.’ THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT now in its third weekend took in $5.150M in 3,280 locations for a North American cume to date of $53.601M. Vera Farmiga & Patrick Wilson star once again as Ed and Lorraine Warren as they become involved with one of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they'd ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.  

    Disney’s CRUELLA now in weekend four earned $5.1M in 3,110 locations for a North American cume to date of $64.736M. The origin story of one of the most famous movie villains in film history stars Emma Stone as the titular character and an all-star cast including Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, Emily Beecham, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and is directed by Craig Gillespie. 

    Warner Bros.’ IN THE HEIGHTS now in its second weekend earned $4.205 million in 3,509 locations for a PTA of $1,198 and a N. Am. cume through Sunday of $19.660M.The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of CRAZY RICH ASIANS team up for this PG13 musical that stars Corey Hawkins, Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Daphne Rubin-Vega & Olga Merediz.  

    Universal’s SPIRIT UNTAMED in weekend three earned $1.6M in 2,967 theaters for a North American cume to date of $13.819M. This PG-rated epic animated adventure features an all-star voice cast including Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Isabela Merced, Andre Braugher, Walton Goggins, Mckenna Grace, Marsai Martin, Eiza González and is directed by Elaine Bogan, Ennio Torresan & Aury Wallington. 

    Notable International Openers:
     

    Disney’s release of Pixar’s LUCA opened in 11 international territories to a $5.0M debut. On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.The film features the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo, Maya Rudolph, Marco Barricelli, Jim Gaffigan, and is directed by Enrico Casarosa.

    Notable International Performers:
     

    Universal Pictures’ FAST 9, the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious Saga earned $19.080M in 23 international territories this weekend for an international cume to date of $292.066M.The hit filmopened in 13 new territories this weekend, with excellent No.1 openings in every territory, claiming several pandemic and all-time records. On Wednesday F9 became one of only 8 films to surpass $275M in 2020 and 2021.  

    Paramount’s A QUIET PLACE PART II grossed $15.7M on the 4th international weekend in 45 markets including 8 new openings.The international cume is now $96.7M. The holdover markets dropped 47% from last weekend. The markets that have released to date represent 81% of the international rollout. On a like for like basis the overall cume result is 15% ahead of “A Quiet Place.”  

    THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT produced an estimated $12.4m this weekend from 56 markets in release with another solid hold of -47%. This takes the international cume to date to $89.2m and the global tally is $142.8m. France remained at the #1 spot in the 2nd weekend generating €2.3m ($2.8m) with an excellent hold of (-43%) and bringing the market cume to €7.3m ($8.8m).  

    Sony Pictures International’s release of Columbia Pictures’ PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY took in $6 million this weekend from 10,550+ screens in 27 markets for an international cume of $70.5 million.China delivered $3.8 million in its second frame, down 51%, for a market cume of $17.2 million. The UK continues to display strong playability, up 22% its fifth session to gross $1.3 million for a local cume of $21.4 million.  

    Warner Bros.’ IN THE HEIGHTS has now released in 31 markets with a weekend cume of $2.0m and an international running total of $2.1m.  The worldwide cume to date is now $21.8m. The UK had a very good opening at £1.0m ($1.4m) against very tough competition with the top 4 titles in a tight race for rankings.  

    ■ IMAX Highlights (courtesy of IMAX):

    Opening on Wednesday, Lionsgate’s THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson grossed $1M in IMAX box office and accounted for 7% of the Domestic take.  Also opening in 15 International markets including the United Kingdom, Russia and South Korea the sequel delivered a global total of $1.6M in IMAX box office.  

    Paramount’s A QUIET PLACE PART II lifts its IMAX total box office to $11M, earning $540K over the weekend.  

    Universal’s FAST 9 rolls along in China, earning another $450K, as the IMAX China cume grows to $20.2M.  FAST 9 has raced to $23.5M in global IMAX box office to-date.  

     On Friday, Universal will release the much anticipated FAST 9 on the IMAX domestic network.  


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