‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is Still The Top Movie In America
It’s already three weeks since it opened in America, but superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 is still staying strong atop the box office. That said, the movie has also suffered another drop in revenue its third weekend in.
Variety reports that Wonder Woman 1984 clinched the top spot again with $3 million in ticket sales over the weekend. The movie’s continued dominance over the box office certainly explains why DC Films and Warner Bros. were quick to greenlight a third installment of the franchise.
Aside from now earning an accumulated $32.6 million in the total American box office, the publication says Wonder Woman 1984 has also made $98.8 million in international markets, bringing its overall total to $131 million.
The drop in earnings for Wonder Woman 1984 is not as bad as it was last week when the movie’s ticket sales dropped by $11.2 million to $5.5 million. Even with the humongous drop, the sequel was still the top movie in America during its second week.
According to Deadline, this is about as well Wonder Woman 1984 is going to do both locally and internationally as theaters in the United States and abroad are closing down due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
The publication compared Wonder Woman 1984’s earnings to Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which was released when more theaters were open. Tenet was able to earn $362.9 million worldwide, easily outperforming the superhero sequel.
Wonder Woman 1984 is also still outperforming the other films in the top 10 of the American box office. The second best selling movie in America, Croods: A New Age, ended the weekend with $1.8 million, bringing its seven-week total to $36.8 million.
New of the World, currently in third place, earned $1.24 million in its third week. It has now earned $7.1 million in total.
Monster Hunter, which has now spent a month in movie theaters, has earned $7.8 million in total. It managed to clinch fourth place over the weekend with a box office take of $1.1 million.
In fifth place is Fatale, which brought in $670,000 over the weekend. It has now earned $4 million in total over the course of four weeks.
Theaters reopening again would definitely bolster the fortunes of Hollywood and the exhibition industry, but that is largely dependent on the state of the global coronavirus pandemic in the country. As of the Jan. 10 update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now 22,102,069 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. The number of people that have died from COVID-19 is now at 371,084.