Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG from Paramount Pictures and Sega. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America. | Paramount Pictures
A quick look at 2020 numbers show life hasn’t moved at all since the pandemic started
The 2020 box office numbers are striking. One quick look at the list shows a weird assortment of movies that came out before the pandemic and ones that were hits in 2019 — since there were so few movies released before the pandemic hit.
Only two films released in the pandemic era — “Tenet” and “The New Mutants” — made the list, and they’re not even within the top five for the United States.
Here’s a rundown of the films. These are the top 10 grossing films for the 2020 U.S. box office, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
“Bad Boys for Life” — $206 million
“Sonic the Hedgehog” — $146 million
“Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” — $84 million
“Dolittle” — $77 million
“The Invisible Man” — $64 million
“The Call of the Wild” — $62 million
“Onward” — $61 million
“Tenet” — $50 million
“Fantasy Island” — $27 million
“The New Mutants” — $22 million
Many of the same films make the list when you look at total worldwide numbers. “Tenet” climbs to the third spot due to its international numbers, and “Sonic” drops down to No. 4 on the list.
A look at this list is a glimpse into a world long gone by. These are films that were hyped for months ahead of the pandemic, ones we considered seeing when we weren’t spooked about heading to the movies.
“Onward” — seventh on the list — was the last film I saw in theaters. In fact, I watched it as a part of the Pixar movie marathon, which aired a …read more
Source:: Deseret News – Business News