In what was going to be a slow box office weekend even in normal times, Warner Bros.' latest crime drama "The Little Things" stayed in the top spot for a second week with $2.1M. The R-rated Denzel Washington-led thriller, which is also available on HBO Max, saw a nearly 55% drop from last week, as the likely target audience mainly stayed home. Along with at-home streaming, competition came this weekend from the Super Bowl and a snow blast that covered much of the Northeast - two events that would have kept moviegoers in their houses regardless of pandemic restrictions.
Last year's Super Bowl Weekend saw a drop as well. The overall weekend was down 33% from the previous, with a total of $80.M, and the major release, UA's "Gretel & Hansel," opening to just $6.2M. Certainly studios and exhibitors would relish in that kind of haul right now, but these are different times with most of the major markets still largely closed. A silver lining, however, is that more theaters are now opening up, so there's still hope that things will swing back around with newer movies releasing in the coming weeks.
Universal's "The Croods: A New Age" stayed in its #2 spot with $1.8M and a total gross of $46M so far. While there won't be much competition for this title until March when Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon" opens in theaters and on Premium Disney+ Access, there's an audience for family fare, even with the title also available on digital on demand.
Rounding out the Top 5 is Open Road's crime thriller "The Marksman" with $1M, WB's superhero sequel "Wonder Woman 1984" with $905K, Screen Gems' monster flick "Monster Hunter" with $585K, and Universal's western drama "News of the World" with $400K. The full box office top ten is below.
Box Office Top Ten: Feb. 5-7
- "The Little Things" (Warner Bros) - $2,100,000 / lifetime: $7,800,000
- "The Croods: A New Age" (Universal) - $1,760,000 / lifetime: $46,019,550
- "The Marksman" (Open Road) - $1,000,000 / lifetime: $9,113,445
- "Wonder Woman 1984" (Warner Bros) - $905,000 / lifetime: $40,300,000
- "Monster Hunter" (Screen Gems) - $585,000 / lifetime: $11,881,895
- "News of the World" (Universal) - $400,000 / lifetime: $10,883,730
- "Promising Young Woman" (Focus Features) - $219,000 / lifetime: $4,672,675
- "Fatale" (Lionsgate) - $170,000 / lifetime: $5,826,242
- "The War with Grandpa" (101 Studios) - $167,333 / lifetime: $19,824,409
- "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)" (Warner Bros.) - $166,000 [Re-Issue]