Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Best Of The Week (7/19/2021 – 7/26/2021)

By Casey Lee Clark 

We’re back with another “Best Of The Week” article, where we check in with not only the new physical media releases of the week but also a list of the top 10 results from the box office this past weekend, plus the top 10 streaming titles of the week on both film and television. We hope that this new weekly snapshot provides you with all of the information you want for movies currently playing in theaters, movies arriving on physical media, and movies available to stream. Please send us your feedback as this is a new weekly column for the site. Thank you!

​Now, let’s take a look and see where the industry is at today!​

July 23rd – 25th Weekend Box Office (Top 10)

1. Old – $16,510,000 (NEW)
2. “Snake Eyes – $13,350,000 (NEW)
3. Black Widow – $11,600,000
4. Space Jam: A New Legacy $9,560,000 (v)
5. F9 – $4,700,000 (v)
6. Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions – $3,400,000 (v)
7. The Boss Baby: Family Business – $2,700,000 (v)
8. The Forever Purge – $2,300,000 (v)
9. A Quiet Place Part II – $1,250,000 (v)
10. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain – $830,000 (v)

Dropped Out Of The Top 10 (Total To Date)
Cruella – $84,684,844
Pig – $2,030,932

The two newest films topped the box office this week, with M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film “Old” debuting at $16,510,000, while “Snake Eyes” came in just below it at $13,350,000. The former marks a return to the top of the box office for M. Night Shyamalan while the former will have Paramount revisiting the drawing board again to decide if they should continue trying to resurrect the G.I. Joe franchise. “Black Widow” is hanging on strong at the number 3 spot with $11,600,000, while “Space Jam: A New Legacy” fell from no. 1 last week to the number 4 spot with $9,560,000. Once again, sequels dominated the majority of the box office, with “F9,” Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions,” “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” “The Forever Purge,” and “A Quiet Place Part II” all staying in the top 10. Finally, the controversial documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” rounds out the top 10 with $830,000 in its second week bringing in $3,701,480 to date.

New Physical Media Releases


In addition to garnering a spot in the box office top 10 this week in theaters, “A Quiet Place Part II” also comes to home this week on physical media. John Krasinski’s 2021 sequel is available on Blu-ray, 4K UHD, and a Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook. Critical favorite “Shiva Baby” is also making its way to Blu-Ray this week. A great opportunity to check it out for those who have still not seen it yet. Two recent thrillers heading to Blu-ray this week include “Midnight in the Switchgrass” starring Bruce Willis and Megan Fox and “Every Breath You Take” starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan. Shout Factory has several releases this week, most notably the 1983 Stephen King adaptation “The Dead Zone,” directed by David Cronenberg. They also have the 2001 French film “Brotherhood of the Wolf.” From the Shout Select label, the 2000 David Mamet film “State and Main.” Arrow Video has several releases this week, including their 4K upgrade of Dario Argento’s 1970 film “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.” They are also releasing the box set “Vengeance Trails: Four Classic Westerns” featuring the Italian westerns “Massacre Time” (1966), “My Name is Pecos” (1966), “Bandidos” (1967), and “And God Said to Cain” (1970).

Top 10 Streaming Titles (Provided BJustWatch)



A Quiet Place Part II” and “A Quiet Place” both landed once again the top 10 this week. With the sequel’s dominance in theaters and on Paramount+, studio executives must be pleased with the interest in John Krasinski’s new horror franchise. Strong reviews has kept “Pig” in the top 10 while “Space Jam: A New Legacy‘s” poor reviews have it slipping down the list. There was renewed interest this week in “The Empty Man” after it arrived on HBO Max while theatrical releases and their sequels remain popular with streaming as well.

What do you think of this new format? Your feedback is greatly appreciated as we attempt to give you a snapshot of where the industry is at every week. We will be updating this every Monday. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below or on our Twitter account. Thank you!

You can follow Casey and hear more of her thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @CaseyLeeClark

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