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Wonder Woman 1984 adds US$5.5 million in 2nd US weekend

Internationally, it brought in US$10.1 million, bringing its global total to US$118.5 million.

Wonder Woman 1984 adds US$5.5 million in 2nd US weekend

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." (Warner Bros. via AP)

In its second weekend in US theatres, Wonder Woman 1984 earned an estimated US$5.5 million (S$7.2 million) in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday (Jan 3). It’s a 67 per cent drop for the superhero sequel, which is simultaneously playing on 2,151 screens and streaming free for HBO Max subscribers.

Wonder Woman 1984 has made US$28.5 million to date from the US, where about 39 per cent of theatres are open and most major markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, are closed. Internationally, it added US$10.1 million, bringing its global total to US$118.5 million.

While US$5.5 million would be a terrible second weekend for a US$200 million movie in a pre-pandemic world, under the unique circumstances it was enough to top the domestic charts. In second place is Universal’s The Croods: A New Age, which saw a 25 per cent increase in ticket sales in its sixth week in theatres. It’s made US$34.5 million since it opened at Thanksgiving and is also now available to rent on premium video on demand.

Disney and Pixar’s Soul, which skipped US theatres and is available for free for Disney+ subscribers, added US$16.5 million internationally – a 114 per cent increase from its opening in the same markets last weekend. 

The film featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey has done particularly well in China, where it more than doubled its opening sum and added US$13.7 million this weekend. The studio attributed the gains to strong social media reactions and word of mouth.

Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic Alien also opened this weekend through Disney’s 20th Century Studios. It made US$75,000 from 505 locations.

(Source: AP)

Source: AP

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