Weekend box office numbers have followed a fairly consistent pattern over the past few months, with one new movie – a new release in general – doing relatively well and nothing else making much money at all. As more and more people get vaccinated and then recover (or settle for life to deny that COVID exists and that vaccines work, leaving them free to do whatever they want), the market gets a little more vibrant and more movies are able to make good money. Relatively all at once.
This week, though, is reminiscent of the hesitant early days we were back in the world, which means there was almost no movement on the charts from last week. Charm Beat again, closely followed Ghostbusters: The Afterlife, followed to a lesser degree Gucci House. Charm It fell so sharply after two weeks that it probably won’t exceed $100 million domestically, but Ghostbusters I just snuck in for a total of $102 million. As for the Gucci House, Ridley Scott’s second film this year, … retains third place.
There is one factor that spoils things, though: There is a simple reason this season is called Jesus Christ. Maybe you heard about it? Jesus himself isn’t actually on the charts, but the crowd-funded Christian cast the chosen It is, courtesy of Fathom Events and Christmas with the Chosen One: The Apostles, a movie with a totally obscure and wildly popular show staff (like Yellowstone For busy people on Sundays) and some Christmas songs.
The movie grossed $4.1 million this weekend but $8.7 million since its launch on Wednesday, Which Seems to be the most successful thing Fathom Events has ever put together. It will be interesting to see if it lasts longer than the average Fathom event because of that, as it could theoretically make a lot of money as we approach Christmas.
Everything after that is mostly the same as last week, with DuneAnd Clifford, And King Richard All positions are volatile and make the same amount of money. Finally, the animated film ranked 10th in its debut Sword Art Online: Progressive – Starless Night Song. (Based on a book-based show about a fictional video game that has since become a real video game, in a sense.)
The top ten list, which comes courtesy of Box Office Mojo (Go there for more detailed numbers) below.
- Ghostbusters: The Afterlife
- Gucci House
- Christmas with the Chosen One: The Apostles
- Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
- Clifford the big red dog
- King Richard
- Sword Art Online: Progressive – Starless Night Song