Mortal Kombat smashed competition at the box office this weekend with a $ 22.5 million debut. The opening is even more impressive considering that the movie is currently streaming on HBO Max for paid subscribers. Worldwide, Mortal Kombat was able to make $ 50.1 million despite some mixed reviews from longtime video game fans and critics. This weekend’s debut is actually not far from the 1995 adaptation, which opened with $ 23.2 million. This weekend’s opening is the highest of an R-rated movie from the pandemic to date.
Cinemas are still slowly opening their doors as they offer new ways to enjoy their entertainment options. Some theaters allow private rentals which are often quite cheap compared to pre-pandemic, while showing older and classic films alongside the new releases. In addition, vaccines are on the rise and the North American public is gaining more confidence to venture out again to enjoy a movie in a smaller setting. There are several bigger movies on the way for this summer and fall, so we should see a steady rise in box office numbers in the near future.
Funimation / Aniplex’s Demons killer easily took the second position at this weekend’s box office with a debut of $ 19.5 million. The Japanese animated dark fantasy action movie is based on Koyoharu Gotouge’s shōnen manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Godzilla to Kong fell to number three after bringing in $ 4.2 million. To date, the monster movie has been able to generate $ 405.5 million worldwide. Bob Odenkirk’s No one took fourth place this weekend after bringing in $ 1.8 million. The action thriller continues to be praised by viewers and critics alike.
Disney’s Raya and the last dragon debuted at number five this weekend after bringing in $ 1.6 million. To date, the animated family movie has made just over $ 101 million worldwide and is currently streaming on Disney + for an additional fee. Tom and Jerry was able to take sixth place with $ 650K. The animated iconic duo has made $ 106.2 million worldwide since it debuted nine weeks ago. Together together took seventh place after debuting with $ 522K.
Horror movie In the earth came in at number eight this weekend after bringing in $ 204K. The film has received mixed reviews from critics and currently holds a 76% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Croods: A New Age continues to earn at the box office 22 weeks after its debut. The animated family movie cost an additional $ 191,000, bringing the current total to just over $ 163 million. And finally, Minari debuted at number ten, with $ 141K. You can check out the rest of this weekend’s register details on The Numbers.
- Theater cash register
- 1. Mortal Kombat – $ 22.5 million
- 2. Demons killer – $ 19.5 million
- 3. Godzilla to Kong – $ 4.2 million
- 4. No one – $ 1.8 million
- 5. Raya and the last dragon – $ 1.6 million
- 6. Tom and Jerry – $ 650,000
- 7. Together together – $ 522,000
- 8. In the earth – $ 204,000
- 9. The Croods: A New Age – $ 191,000
- 10. Minari – $ 141,000
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