Theaters were hoping this past holiday weekend would be an indicator that theaters were almost back to normal and A Quiet Place Part 2 delivered with an opening as good as the first movie, even better if you count the 4-day weekend, and the best opening since the pandemic began.
Spiral remained at the top of the box office for a second weekend as we gear up for a hopefully big Memorial Day at theaters domestically while F9 exploded overseas with an opening of $162 million in markets like China, Korea and Hong Kong.
Spiral took the top spot at the box office with the lowest opening in the Saw series (but none of the others opened during a pandemic) while Those Who Wish Me Dead flopped even by pandemic standards and the other new releases just barely cracked the top 10.
Wrath of Man easily took the top at the box office over this past weekend while Demon Slayer is officially the highest-grossing anime film worldwide and Mortal Kombat continues to see steep dropoffs every weekend since its #1 opening weekend.
Mortal Kombat continued Warner Bros’ dominance of the pandemic affected box office with a strong debut and the #1 spot over the weekend but anime movie Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train was an incredibly strong competitor and added to its already massive worldwide gross with its domestic release.
Godzilla vs Kong remained at the top of the box office for another weekend and, despite the strained conditions in the theatrical industry, it has topped the worldwide box office total of Godzilla: King of the Monsters by around $7 million and counting.
Godzilla vs Kong was the Alpha Titan of the box office over the weekend with the biggest debut in theaters since the pandemic began and topping Godzilla: King of the Monster’s opening weekend if you take Godzilla vs Kong’s five-day opening total.