The accelerating trend of recovery over the few last months ground to a halt in August. After reaching a pandemic-era peak with $3.37 billion in July, August achieved a global total of $2.37 billion.
The August 6 play-week delivered the best single-week box office of the pandemic-era in Japan, powered by the massive opening of Toei's ONE PIECE FILM: RED.
Box office for the International market (excluding China) ended June only marginally below pre-pandemic levels.
Against the odds February recorded an impressive global box office of $2.88 billion – approximately 27% ahead of February 2021.
Despite a lack of new releases, global cinemas accounted for a remarkable box office of $1.9 billion in January, up +94% year-on-year.
How has the recovery developed in 2021 in individual markets? Are there differences in the level, sustainability and timing of progress?
A year on, Domestic market wins the “most improvement” award as April delivers $1.1 billion in global box office.
California hit Stage 2 of Gower Street's Blueprint To Recovery with the return of Los Angeles and there was positive recovery news elsewhere.
In February, global cinemas accounted for $2.3 billion box office. This is the best global monthly result since January 2020!