The global box office was also hit by the pandemic this year, but after the first ten highest-grossing films grossed just over $ 2.6 billion in 2020, there was an increase in 2021. , Cumulative, about $ 6.8 billion.
For the second year in a row, the Chinese market was the most profitable, with more than $ 7 billion, or more than 39% of the total global box office by 2021.
The top was dominated by Chinese productions until the end of the year, when the third film “Spider-Man” starring Tom Holland, “No Way Home”, managed to overtake them, in just two weeks, after generating revenue totaling $ 1.05 billion.
The feature film directed by Jon Watts is also the first to be released in a pandemic that exceeds this threshold.
Of the total, $ 467.3 million was raised in North America, according to boxofficemojo.com.
Second place in the global box office this year was occupied by the Chinese production “The Battle at Lake Changjin”, about the Korean War, with a total of 902.5 million dollars.
The film, released on October 1, grossed $ 902.1 million internationally, much of it $ 899.4 million in China.
The Chinese comedy “Hi, Mom” came in third with total revenue of $ 822 million, excluding the international market. Launched in February, the production generated $ 821 million in the Chinese market alone.
“No Time to Die”, the 25th film in the “James Bond” series and the last with Daniel Craig as Agent 007, came in fourth, with a total of $ 774.03 million, of which $ 160. $ 7 million in North America.
He is followed by “F9: The Fast Saga”, starring Vin Diesel. The film grossed $ 726.22 million, of which $ 173 million was in the United States.
Another Chinese production, the adventure comedy “Detective Chinatown 3”, ranked sixth with a global total of $ 686.2 million, excluding the international market.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” starring Tom Hardy, grossed $ 501 million, of which $ 212.5 million was in North America.
„Godzilla vs. Kong “failed to exceed the $ 500 million thresholds, ranking eighth with $ 467.86 million, of which $ 100.5 million was North American revenue.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, the first Marvel movie starring an Asian superhero, grossed $ 432.2 million, of which $ 224.5 million in North America.
The tenth place in the ranking was occupied by the fantasy feature film “Eternals”, with $ 400.6 million, of which $ 164.5 million in North America.
“Dune”, “Black Widow”, “Free Guy”, “A Quiet Place II” and “Cruella” follow the year.