Venom: Let There Be Carnage had the year’s biggest opening weekend at the box office, showing what post-pandemic box office success should look like.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage just had the biggest opening weekend at the domestic box office in 2021 with $90 million, showing what a true box office success looks like in the post-pandemic era. While there’s been a number of moderate box office hits, there’s been even more misses and even the year’s biggest movies are a bit of a letdown when compared to pre-pandemic box office trends.
COVID-19 decimated theaters in 2020, and while 2021 has seen a big comeback, it’s hasn’t been to the level Hollywood and theaters need for long-term survival. Even the year’s biggest franchise blockbusters grossed less than their predecessors and some haven’t even made their budget back. As the box office continues to recover, it’s not yet clear what the new normal should even look like.