USA box office: Japanese anime “The Boy and the Heron” leads
The first weeks of December are a dry period for American movie theaters. This year is no different. This weekend will bring in around $72 million in revenue.

However, even during these periods, there are distributors who can succeed. This is the case with studios specializing in Japanese productions. There are two films from the Land of the Rising Sun on the platform.

Animation unexpectedly became number one “The Boy and the Heron”. Current estimates place the film’s opening at $12.8 million. This is pA record opening in director Hayao Miyazaki’s career.

2023 films with revenues exceeding $100 million

# Title earned in total
in public Number of cinemas the first show VOD budget
1 Barbie $636.2 $162.0 4,337 21.07 12.09 $145
2 Super Mario Bros. film $574.9 $146.4 4,371 5.04 16.05 $100 dollars
3 Spider-Man: Through the Multiverse $381.3 $120.7 4,332 2.06 8.08 $100 dollars
4 Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 $359.0 $118.4 4,450 5.05 7.07 $250
5 Oppenheimer $325.7 82.5 dollars 3,647 21.07 21.11 $100 dollars
6 Little mermaid $298.2 $95.6 4,320 26.05 25.07 $250
7 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Obsession $214.5 $106.1 4,345 17.02 18.04 $ 200
8 John Wick 4 $187.1 $73.8 3,855 24.03 23.05 $100 dollars
9 Freedom’s voice. Freedom’s voice $184.2 $19.7 3,285 4.07 3.11 $14
10 Taylor Swift: Tour for the Ages $178.9 $92.8 3,855 13.10 b/d $15
11 Indiana Jones and the Artifact of Destiny 174.5 dollars 60.4 dollars 4600 30.06 29.08 $329
12 Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part 1 $172.1 $54.7 4,327 12.07 10.10 $291
13 Transformers: Awakening of the Beast $157.1 $61.0 3,680 4.06 11.07 $ 200
14 Creed III $156.2 $58.4 4,007 3.03 31.03 $75
15 The elements are among us $154.4 $29.6 4,035 16.06 15.08 $ 200
16 Fast and Furious 10 $146.0 $67.0 4,088 19.05 9.06 $340
17 Five nights of nightmares $136.6 $80.0 3,789 27.10 b/d $20
18 The Hunger Games: Song of Birds and Snakes $135.7 $44.6 3,776 17.11 b/d $100 dollars
19 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem $118.6 $28.0 3,950 2.08 1.09 $70
20 Scream VI $108.2 $44.4 4,313 10.03 25.04 $35
21 flash $108.1 $55.0 4,256 16.06 18.07 $220

The still best-selling show finished third “Godzilla minus one”. The film’s revenues fell by only 27%.

The second novelty in the top ten is the recording of a Broadway show “Waitress: The Musical”. It hits theaters on Thursday and should have nearly $4 million in the bank by the end of the week.

Beyoncé’s fans watched the film of her concert a week ago. In reality “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” recorded the biggest drop this weekend – up to 77%.

However, the great news comes from the world of limited distribution. In nine cinemas “poor creatures” They received $644,000. give her Third best average this year – 71.6 thousand dollars.

The drama fared slightly worse in cinemas “Origin”. Its average is 58.5 thousand. dollar.

US box office December 8-10

# Title He made money over the weekend earned in total A week on screen deep
1 The boy and the heron $10.45* $12.84 1 2205
2 The Hunger Games: Song of Birds and Snakes $9.4 $135.66 4 3665
3 Godzilla minus one $8.34 $25.34 2 2540
4 Trolls 3 6.2 dollars $83.08 4 3451
5 he wishes $5.3 $49.41 3 3410
6 Renaissance: A Beyoncé Film $5.0 $28.05 2 2539
7 Napoleon $4.2 $53.09 3 3350
8 Waitress: Musical $3.24* $3.91 1 1214
9 animal $2.28 $11.55 2 622
10 the shift $2.16 $8.5 2 2450

* Opening result from the same weekend

In a week, the holiday rush will begin in American movie theaters. It will be the first (and only) major show “Wonka”.

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