01 Feb 2021: Denzel Washington-starrer 'The Little Things' scorches box office, HBO Max
The Little Things, released on January 29, is bringing movie buffs back to the theaters.
The film opened with a $4.8 million income from 2,171 theaters in North America, a promising domestic earning, given the understandable hesitation of the audience toward visiting theaters.
The film, one of the 17 ventures coming under WB's simultaneous release plan, is a hit on HBO Max, too.
Market: Silver lining? It also earned a promising $2.8mn overseas
The crime-thriller also grabbed eyeballs in places where HBO Max subscription has not yet been made available.
It earned $2.8mn from 18 countries, with Russia backing it the most with sales amounting to $1.1mn and Saudi Arabia following with $871,000.
All these happened within just three days of the movie release worldwide.
Therefore, there is a silver lining for the industry.
Reaction: 'The Little Things' immediately shot up to No.1: HBO Max
Talking of OTT stats, there is no concrete information on how HBO Max provided support to the film and helped it reach its top slot.
But, "it immediately shot up to number one," said Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia.
"We are absolutely thrilled by how Warner Bros.' The Little Things is performing on HBO Max," said HBO Max's Executive VP and General Manager, Andy Forssell.
Others: Race of sequels: 'The Crood', 'Wonder Woman 1984' are next
Apart from the Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto-led film, the current box office race has The Croods: A New Age by DreamWorks and Universal, which earned $144.4mn worldwide and is in its tenth week of release.
Next comes Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman 1984, which topped all OTT movie-streaming margins within its first week of release, and is currently at the global $152mn mark.
Box office: 'The Marksman', 'Monster Hunter' sum up the top 5
Liam Neeson-starrer The Marksman, box office ruler for two weeks, stands fourth in the race, with a little shy of $1.3mn in its third week.
Milla Jovovich's videogame adaptation, Monster Hunter, completes the top five now with $740,000 income as it reaches its seventh weekend.
Despite COVID-19 protocols remaining almost as is and 65% of theaters remaining shut, this appetite for entertainment is encouraging.