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    GODZILLA VS. KONG Weekend 15 Box Office Report

    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 July 11, 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 81% of all North American Theaters are currently open and that at an estimated $117M for all films in the marketplace, this is the biggest weekend and the first-ever over $100M of the Pandemic era in North America.  

    Comscore – Sunday Estimates - Weekend Box Office Roundup – July 11, 2021   

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

     

    Notable North American Openers:

    Disney long-awaited and much-anticipated release of Marvel’s BLACK WIDOW had a spectacular Pandemic record opening weekend in North America of $80.00M in 4,160 theaters. Scarlett Johansson returns as Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) who confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. The film also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz and is directed by Cate Shortland.  

    Bleecker Street opened on 75 screens the THE LONELIEST WHALE: THE SEARCH FOR 52  that gross $41,368 for a PTA of $551 this opening weekend. 

     

    Top Films in North America:

    In the second spot, Universal’s F9 in its third weekend domestically revved up $10.880M for a North American cume of $141.326 million through Sunday.  

    Universal’s release of DreamWorks Animation’s THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS now in its second weekend grossed $8.7Mfor a North American cume of $34.747 million through Sunday.  

    Universal’s release of Blumhouse’s THE FOREVER PURGE now in weekend 2 scared up $6.710M for a North American cume of $27.445M through Sunday. 

    Still going strong in its seventh weekend, Paramount’s A QUIET PLACE PART II has another scary good weekend with $3.0M for a North American cume through Sunday of $150.694M. 

     

    Notable Holdovers in North America:

    Disney’s CRUELLA now in weekend 7 earned $2.2M in 1,875 locations for a North American cume to date of $80.8M through Sunday. The origin story of one of the most famous movie villains in film history stars Emma Stone as the titular character and features an all-star cast.  

    Lionsgate’s THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD now in its fourth weekend took in $1.605M in 1,904 locations for a North American cume through Sunday of $35.015M.  

    Sony’s PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY now in weekend 5 took in $1.250M in 1,958 locations, for a three-day weekend total of brining the domestic cume to $37.700M through Sunday.  

    Warner Bros.’ IN THE HEIGHTS now in its fifth weekend earned $630k this weekend for a N. Am. cume through Sunday of $28.318M. 

    A24’s ZOLA now in its second weekend earned $620k for a solid North American cume through Sunday of $3,531,563. Premiering to raves back in Sundance 2020, Janicza Bravo’s stylish and audacious indie has been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike.  

    Warner Bros.’ THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT now in its sixth weekend took in $615k this weekend for a North American cume through Sunday of $63.793M.   

    Searchlight’s SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) now in its second weekend took in $375k for a North American cume through Sunday of $1,427,524. The film is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture and promoted Black pride and unity. 

    SPC’s I CARRY YOU WITH ME now in weekend 3 earned $31,733 on 57 screens (last week 24), a per screen average of $557 and a cume of $93,522. The R-rated drama stars Armando Espitia, Christian Vázquez, Michelle Rodríguez, Arcelia Ramirez, Angeles Cruz, Raul Briones, Michelle Gonzalez and is directed by Heidi Ewing. 

     

    Notable International Openers:
     

    Warner Bros.’ TOKYO REVENGERS debuted to an excellent ¥702m ($6.3m) on 351 screens.This is a "Tokyo Revengers" Film Partners Production.  

     

    Notable International Performers:
     

    Disney release of Marvel’s BLACK WIDOW enjoyed amazing success internationally this weekend taking in $78.8M in 46 material territories and when combined with its stunning North American debut of $80.00M posted a whopping $158.8M global weekend debut. 

    Universal Pictures’ F9 has a total weekend estimate of $24.488M from 51 territories in release, for an International cume of $400.478M and pushing the global grosses to $541.804M through Sunday. 

    Sony Pictures International’s release of Columbia Pictures’ PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY crossed the $100 million mark this weekend internationally. The film took in $4.8 million from 4,200+ screens in 38 markets, bringing the overseas cume to $101.7 million. 

    THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT generated an estimated $4.1m this weekend from 64 markets with a  -41% drop from last weekend. This takes the international total to $119.7m and the worldwide running cume is $183.5m.  

    Paramount’s A QUIET PLACE PART II grossed $3.0M on the 7th international weekend in 47markets.There are no new openings this week and the international cume now sits at $128.3M. The holdover markets dropped 54% from last weekend. The markets that have released to date represent 87% of the international rollout. In like for like markets, the overall cume result is 9% ahead of A QUIET PLACE.  

    Disney’s release of Pixar’s LUCA now in week 4 is in 13 international territories earning $1.8M this weekend for a cume to date of $21.0M. 

    Universal’s THE FOREVER PURGE added 6 new markets taking in $1.768M in 28 international territories for a worldwide weekend of $8.478M and a global cume to date of $34.847M.  

    Warner Bros.’ IN THE HEIGHTS produced an estimated $866k from 24 markets bringing overseas running cume to $10.7m and the worldwide tally is currently $39.1m.  

    Universal’s THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS has now an international cume of $2.5M and a global cume to date of $37.2M. 

    Warner Bros.’ GODZILLA VS. KONG has an international cume of $353.1m and the worldwide total now stands at $453.7m. 

     

    ■ IMAX Highlights (courtesy of IMAX):

    Powered by BLACK WIDOW’s $12M IMAX opening weekend, the IMAX global networks earns a total of $14.5M making it the second-best IMAX overall weekend of the pandemic era. 

    Disney/Marvel’s BLACK WIDOW blasts its way to a record-setting $12M on the worldwide IMAX network, with North America contributing $7.2M of IMAX box office (9% of the total) from 380 screens, a Domestic per screen average of over $19K!  New pandemic era records are set for both IMAX domestic opening weekend and IMAX global opening weekend outside China.  

    Internationally, BLACK WIDOW opens to $4.8M of IMAX box office from 315 screens in 59 countries.  Eleven countries set pandemic era opening weekend records including Brazil, Austria, Germany and South Korea. An additional 15 countries had their second best pandemic era opening weekend including France, Hong Kong, Australia, and UK & Italy despite them participating in the EuroCup football finals.  Other notable IMAX results include Japan which indexed at 18% of the country’s total GBO.  

    In China, new local language opener CHINESE DOCTORS from Bona earns $2M of IMAX box office.


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