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Encanto wins a subdued weekend at the box office

by Sean P. Aune | December 6, 2021December 6, 2021 8:30 am EST

Disney won yet another weekend at the box office with its latest animated offering, but it speaks to an ongoing issue with movies.


Movies are having great opening weekends, but the numbers are dropping off significantly in the second weekend. This is commonly referred to a film having “legs.” Currently, very few films have legs and until they do, we won’t be seeing any sort of a return to the 2019 box office numbers.

First place went to Encanto with $12.73M bringing its domestic total to $57.95M, and globally it sits at $116.05M

Ghostbusters: Afterlife took second place $10.35M. The domestic total stands at $102.19M and $145.09M globally.

Third place went to House of Gucci with $6.77M for a new domestic total of $33.64M. Globally it sits at $67.24M.

Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers came in fourth with $4.1M for a domestic total of $9M.

Fifth place went to The Eternals with $3.93M for a new domestic total of $156.52M. Globally it sits at $384.32M.

The next wide release is West Side Story on Dec. 10.


Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing