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Warner Bros’ ‘Tom & Jerry’ opening is second-best debut during pandemic

Warner Bros is reporting this morning that Tim Story’s Tom & Jerry didn’t do $13.7M for the weekend, rather $14.1M.

That’s a very good indication that an upbeat vibe is developing among moviegoer confidence as this pandemic slowly starts to draw its curtains. Rival studio estimates as of yesterday AM had Tom & Jerry at $13.55M for the weekend. Essentially, the Chris DeFaria animation hybrid production posted a better Sunday than expected with $4.035M. Further broken down, Tom & Jerry did $4M on Friday, and $6.1M on Saturday, +53% from Friday at 2,475 venues. A very solid start for a family film in a nation where just under 50% of all 5,8K U.S. and Canada theaters are open. WarnerMedia didn’t report any viewership data in regards to Tom & Jerry on HBO Max.

This past weekend, those U.S. states with the most open theaters per sources were Mississippi (80%), Utah (80%), Arizona (78%), Texas (72%), Georgia (70%) and Oklahoma (70%).

As we mentioned, NYC finally opens this Friday in time for Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, the latter which will also be available on Disney+ for $30. Hopefully we get some good news about exhibition this week for Los Angeles…..

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