Wonder Woman 1984 earned $5.5million over the New Year’s holiday, despite only appearing in 2,151 locations across the United States.
“Wonder Woman 1984” used its lasso of truth to rope in a modest $5.5million over the New Year’s holiday. The sequel also ensnared another $ 10.1 million from overseas markets, bringing its global total to a ho-hum $ 118.5 million.
That’s not a disastrous figure given how much coronavirus has upended the movie business, but it does represent a steep 67% drop domestically and is a far cry from the grosses of pre-pandemic blockbusters. Stateside. “ Wonder Woman 1984 has earned $28.5 million.
The superhero sequel an emotional hopeful tone, which is currently getting some social media backlash for not rising to the level of its predecessor, is being simultaneously released on HBO Max in abid to bolster the WarnerMedia streaming service and as a concession to a global health crisis that’s left the theatrical distribution landscape severely diminished.
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The company has some unclear touting “Wonder Woman 1984’s popularity on HBO Max platform. With a budget of $200 million, the film had better goose subscription numbers for the service to make up for the ten of millions it will likely lose at the box office.
Warner did announce that Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins will reunite for a star war movie titled “Rogue Squadron”.
Beyond “Wonder Woman 1984,” Universal and Dreamworks Animation’s “The Croods: A New Age” pulled in 2.2 million in its sixth week of release. That pushes the animated sequel’s domestic haul to 34.5 million and its global total to just under $11.15 million. The films are being released due to a pact between the studio and major exhibitors such as AMC and Cinemark by which the movies can get released premium video-on-demand with two weeks of their theatrical debuts.
Focus’ “ Promising Young Woman,” which like “ News of the World” and “ The Croods” sequel is part of its parent studio Universal‘s deal with exhibitors, picked up $660,000 in its second weekend. Its domestic total now stands at $ 1.9 million.