On yet another weekend without any new wide openers, Wonder Woman 1984 easily retained the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office with an estimated $3 million, a drop of 45% from last weekend’s $5.5 million total.
That represents something of a leveling out for the Warner Bros. release after the 67% plummet between its opening weekend and its sophomore frame, though at this point the theatrical performance for the superhero sequel can be considered something of a disappointment after a promising $16.7 million three-day debut. Its domestic total now stands at $32.6 million.
The top markets for WW84 this weekend were unchanged, with a top five ranking of Salt Lake City, Dallas, Phoenix, Houston and the Greater New York Metro area (representing NJ, CT, and Upstate NY theaters). Only around 40% of theaters are currently open in North America, with limited seating capacity, as the coronavirus continues to surge in the U.S.
Universal’s The Croods: A New Age maintained its second place ranking with an estimated $1.81 million from 1,818 theaters in its seventh weekend of release. The Dreamworks Animation sequel, which finished as the tenth highest-grossing movie of 2020, now has $36.88 million in North America.
News of the World, another Universal title, dipped 26% to an estimated $1.24 million from 1,986 theaters, bringing the total for the Oscar-tipped Tom Hanks Western to $7.1 million through the end of its third weekend of release.
Coming in fourth place was Sony’s Monster Hunter, which took in an estimated $1.1 million from 1,765 locations in its fourth weekend of release. Its domestic total now stands at $7.81 million.
Rounding out the top five was Lionsgate’s Fatale, which eased just 4% to an estimated $670,000 from 1,222 locations. The Hilary Swank-Michael Ealy thriller now has $4.01 million through the end of its fourth weekend.
In sixth place, Focus Features’ Promising Young Woman dipped 19% to an estimated $560,000 in its third weekend from 1,448 theaters, bringing the total for the Carey Mulligan vehicle to $2.7 million.
Wonder Woman 1984 grossed an estimated $4.7 million internationally from 40 markets, bringing its overseas total to $98.8 million and its global tally to $131.4 million.
The Croods: A New Age took in an estimated $5.05 million from 17 territories, bringing its international tally to $90.95 million and its global total to $127.83 million.
Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, JAN. 8 – SUN, JAN. 10
|1||Wonder Woman 1984||$3,000,000||-45%||2,218||67||$1,353||$32,600,000||3||Warner Bros.|
|2||The Croods: A New Age||$1,810,000||-19%||1,818||67||$996||$36,875,650||7||Universal Pictures|
|3||News of The World||$1,240,000||-27%||1,986||58||$624||$7,100,970||3||Universal Pictures|
|4||Monster Hunter||$1,100,000||-13%||1,765||-42||$623||$7,805,410||4||Sony Pictures|
|6||Promising Young Woman||$560,000||-19%||1,448||115||$387||$2,707,180||3||Focus Features|
|1||The War With Grandpa||$147,327||17%||385||80||$383||$19,001,819||14||101 Studios|
|2||Come Play||$95,000||60%||110||0||$864||$9,680,000||11||Focus Features|
|3||Half Brothers||$60,000||48%||134||0||$448||$2,128,085||6||Focus Features|
|4||Alien (2021 re-release)||$60,000||-20%||456||-49||$132||$135,000||2||20th Century Studios|