‘Freaky’ Leads & Jackie Chan’s ‘Vanguard’ Tries To Throw A Punch During A Truly Depressed Box Office Weekend

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‘Freaky’ Leads & Jackie Chan’s ‘Vanguard’ Tries To Throw A Punch During A Truly Depressed Box Office Weekend
Sunday Am Update: The weekend before Thanksgiving is one of the most lucrative ones on the calendar, last year bringing in $204.9M off the opening of Disney’s Frozen II, which posted November’s fifth-best domestic opening of all-time at $130.3M.

Who would ever think that the domestic box office would sink to such an atrocious level as this weekend? If last weekend brought in $10M for all titles with California theaters and other markets like Illinois open, this weekend is surely the lowest weekend for exhibition since theaters reopened back in September for Tenet, with an estimated $6.5M, a 35% drop.

At that level, how can a circuit like AMC, which has an estimated weekly burn rate of $25M, stay open? It’s hard times, as many theaters coast to coast were closed because of local safety ordinances or curfews.

There was only one wide release this past weekend, Jackie Chan’s Vanguard,
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