In its second weekend at the U.S. box office, Wonder Woman 1984 took the top spot, but it’s clear the pandemic is still playing havoc with the numbers.
Before the onset of the COVID pandemic, the rule of thumb for a film in its second weekend was that a drop of 50% or less was a good sign of continued results. Anything more than a 50% drop spelled doom for a film (with exceptions being insane level opening weekends). However, in these uncertain times of the coronavirus, all of the old rules are out the door.
Wonder Woman 1984 dropped 67% in its second weekend to take in $5.5 million in the U.S. It’s domestic total now stands at $28.5 million and globally it sits at $118.5 million. It’s top foreign territories are:
- China – $25M
- Australia – $11.5M
- Taiwan – $8.1M
- Japan – $4.4M
- Brazil – $3.8M
- South Korea – $3.7M
- Singapore – $3.6M
- Mexico – $3.5M
- Spain – $3.3M
- Thailand – $3.1M
Currently, Wonder Woman 1984 is tracking behind Tenet, the last major film released into theaters. That film went on to earn $57.9 million domestically and a global total of $362.6 million. A lower domestic total was, of course, expected, due to the release of the film on HBO Max in the U.S.
The final results for this latest film will be unlike anything we’ve seen before due to the coronavirus and the streaming release. But with Wonder Woman 3 already confirmed to be moving ahead, at least there won’t be much to worry about as this all gets sorted out.