New Mutants herald some sense of normalcy with US crown
After five months of closure, theaters opened up their doors this week, to herald some semblance of normalcy – albeit with social distancing measures in place and attendance and therefore revenues running at a fraction of what one would usually expect.
That said The New Mutants, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams as incarcerated young mutants with special abilities, topped the bill this week in the US with a debut of $7m.
That pushed the Unhinged Russell Crowe down to second, with the road rage thriller taking a further $2.6m to its tally of $8.8m.
Third and fourth spots went to two comedies. The first saw the triumphant return of Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the bodacious Bill and Ted, with Face The Music bagging the dynamic duo $1m on debut.
Meanwhile Armando Iannucci, of The Thick Of It, Veep and Avenue 5 fame, introduces his latest incarnation, his adaptation of Dickens classic The Personal History Of David Copperfield. Already released in the UK, the film had its debut postponed in the States until now, opening in fourth with $520k.
The Spongebob Movie 2, which only opened in Canada, opened in fifth with $400k.