Last weekend, the two new versions fought tooth and nail all the way to the finish line, with Mortal Kombat narrowly highlighting Demon Slayer: Mugen Train But now, just a week later, the two films have swapped positions at another box office. And this time it was the anime adventure of FUNimation Entertainment Demon slayer which came out on top with the narrowest margin.
He is already a bona fide blockbuster abroad, with an R rating Demon slayer raised $ 6.4 million in its second weekend in North America. And despite the nose-dive -69.7% of the previous frame, the film managed to reach $ 3,359 on screen in an average of 1
As for the newly downloaded Mortal Kombat, the runner-up added $ 6.2 million in its second weekend, registering an equally significant drop of -73.4% over the previous weekend. The R-rating adaptation of the hit video game franchise grossed $ 1,991 on screen in an average of 3,114 theaters (although it’s also available for free to HBO Max subscribers), bringing its two-week domestic to $ 34.1 million. So far, it has added $ 32.8 million from overseas territories, with a total global fund of $ 66.9 million.
In third place was again Warner Bros. ‘kaiju kings, Godzilla vs. Kong, who raised $ 2.7 million in their fifth shot. The titanic tentopol PG-13 lost some more steam, dropping -36.1% from the previous weekend. The film grossed $ 1,064 on screen in an average of 2,573 theaters over the weekend, although it is also available on HBO Max. Godzilla v. KongThe total number in the domestic market now stands at $ 90.3 million. If it continues to roar for several more weeks, it should be the first film since the pandemic began to cross the $ 100 million mark in the country. Meanwhile, after adding foreign revenue from the monstrous accounts of $ 325.1 million, its total in the coffers is $ 415.4 million.
In fourth place was the latest weekend, the horror film of the Open Road “Separation”, which scared $ 1.8 million at its debut. Despite the terrible reviews, the R-rating of the chiller for a young girl and her widowed father, pursued beyond, won $ 1,045 on screen in an average of 1,751 theaters. It is not yet open internationally.
The top 5 finish was Disney’s “Paradise and the Last Dragon.” In its ninth week, the computer-animated adventure with a PG rating offset its receivables by $ 1.3 million in the country, down -23.3% from last weekend. Although also available as a premium VOD rental on the Disney + streaming platform for a fee of $ 30, the film averages $ 737 per screen in 1,810 theaters, increasing its total box office to $ 41.6 million. Abroad, Paradise to date, it has accumulated $ 59.3 million, increasing its current total to approximately $ 100.9 million.
The only other debuts over the weekend were the reissue of Scott Pilgrim’s romantic, action, video game, fantasy against the world in 2010, which bowed in eighth place with $ 720,000 in 152 theaters, averaging $ 4,736 on screen ( the PG-13-rated film grossed $ 32.2 million in the country in its initial run) and Vertical Entertainment’s Glenn Close–Mila Kunis R-rated sobering drama Four Good Days, which opened in eleventh place with $ 303,000 in 298 theaters, good enough for $ 1,016 on screen on average. Neither of the two films has yet opened abroad.
Lastly, the traditional post-Oscar blow that hardware-acclaimed films tend to receive the weekend after the awards show was largely controversial this year, as so many of the winning films debuted in streaming services and toured theaters together. as the largest award winner for 2020, Nomadland. The fact that the ratings of the show are the lowest in the last memory, certainly did not help to send people to the multiplex to see what they missed.