Led by ‘The New Mutants,’ U.S. Theaters See Less Than $16 Million Box Office Weekend
About 62 percent of U.S.
locations were open this weekend, with what looks like a total gross of around $15 million-$16 million.
Figure if all theaters were open, $25 million or above would have been the total.
The same weekend last year (which included the three days before Labor Day) totaled $92 million.Obviously, the lack of ongoing films is a key factor, but in 2019 there were no new films that weekend.
Aided by more theaters being open and a handful of new releases, this weekend’s numbers are about double last weekend.
The 20th Century Fox film saw its release delayed until long after the Disney merger; this is actually its fifth scheduled release date, and only one of those change stemmed from Covid-19.
In a world without Covid,
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