Gower Street is predicting the global box office to finish at approximately $20.2 billion in 2021.
August posted another pandemic-era high at the International box office and the second biggest month of Global box office since the pandemic began.
The Domestic market will see 2021 box office overtake 2020, at the same stage, this week but recovery progress is regressing in some states.
The Netherlands has become the first Western European market to achieve the "full recovery" stage on Gower Street's Blueprint To Recovery.
July recorded the biggest box office results at both the Domestic and International (excluding China) markets since February 2020.
Russia has already overtaken its year-end 2020 box office in 2021, doing so Saturday July 17.
The Domestic market out-performed China, for the first time since China’s July 2020 re-opening, during June.
Gower Street’s Chief Analyst, Thomas Beranek, was invited on a webinar about International Perspectives prior to the re-opening in Germany.
The market share of open movie theaters around the world has surpassed 80% for the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic began.