- Title: 'Free Guy' remains no.1 in U.S. box office as 'PAW Patrol' beats 'Reminiscence'
- Date: 23rd August 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - AUGUST 9, 2021) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** ACTRESS JODIE COMER ARRIVING ON RED CARPET FOR LONDON "FREE GUY" PREMIERE COMER POSING FOR PHOTOS
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- Keywords: Free Guy PAW Patrol Reminiscence U.S. box office films
- Location: UNKNOWN FILMING LOCATIONS / LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: UNKNOWN FILMING LOCATIONS / LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: US
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Film,United States
- Reuters ID: LVA002ERI3IX9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Animated film "PAW Patrol" outshone Hugh Jackman's "Reminiscence" at the U.S box office this weekend (August 20-22).
"PAW Patrol", based on a TV show featuring a team of heroic pups, collected $13 million at box office, six times more than sci-fi thriller "Reminiscence" which took only $2 million and had a budget of $68 million, according to Variety.
Neither film were able to knock "Free Guy", starring Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer, off the top spot. After collecting $28.4 million last weekend at initial release, takings only declined 34% between this Friday and Sunday, totalling another $18.8 million.
Both "PAW Patrol" and "Reminiscence" were simultaneously released on streaming platforms, whereas "Free Guy" was made available exclusively in movie theaters.
"Free Guy" has had last minute approval to be released in China on August 27, giving Disney China one week to launch a marketing campaign for the film. Approval in China is welcome news for the industry following a year of few releases and thin earnings from Hollywood films in the largest theatrical marketplace.
(Production: Marissa Davison)
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