June 30, 2022

The 2021 Global Box Office Top 50

A convalescent global box office. After the terrible year 2020, almost reduced to nothing due to a global pandemic, the film industry tried to relaunch in 2021. Still strongly disturbed by the upheavals of the health crisis, the box office of this year was however marked by the release of many films, partly inherited from the previous almost-white year, and by some great successes. Sign of these always complicated times, no film exceeds the billion dollar mark in revenue, against 9 in 2019 and 5 in 2018. Overview.

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Chinese productions are well represented, James Bond 3rd

In this ranking of the 50 films * having generated the most important receipts around the world, we find in the first two places Chinese films. Leader, “The Battle of Changjin Lake”, directed by the Chen Kaige trio, Tsui Hark and Dante Lam, has not yet been released in France, or even in the United States. This war film unveiled for the 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party has thus achieved almost all of its harvest in its country of origin, already approaching a billion dollars in revenue. Behind, we find the comedy “Hi, Mom” ​​by Jia Ling, with 822 million greenbacks collected. The latter tells the story of a woman who goes back in time to become friends with her mother and make her life better.

This 2021 world ranking is also marked by the presence of several other films produced in China, confirming the growing place of this country, and of its market of more than one billion consumers, in the global film industry. Among them: “Detective Chinatown 3” (5th), “My Country, My Parents” (16th), “Chinese Doctors” (20th), “Impasse” (21st), “Be Somebody” (30th), “Sister” ( 34th), or even “My Love (35th).

Unveiled at the end of the year, “Die can wait”, the last James Bond with Daniel Craig, is doing well after several postponements of its release. With 774 million dollars in revenue worldwide, however, it did less well than “Specter” in 2015 (880 million) or “Skyfall” in 2013 (1.1 billion). The adventures of 007 however do better in 2021 than the ninth installment of the “Fast & Furious” saga with Vin Diesel. Its 726 million greenbacks are close to the results of the previous component, released in 2019, “Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw” ($ 760 million in revenue).

Superheroes placed, horror is popular, animated films more painful

After having squatted the top spots at the global box office in previous years, superhero films remain well represented, even if they are far from their best levels. “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, the latest adventures of “Spider-Man”, certainly got off to a flying start in the United States and Canada, but the film’s release at the end of the year prevents it from appearing. higher than in sixth place in the standings. The second “Venom” is in the Top 10, as are “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and “The Eternals”. “Black Widow” with Scarlett Johansson is for its part only 12th, while “The Suicide Squad” is relegated to the 24th position.

Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune”, starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, achieved a good run at the global box office by taking 11th place with nearly $ 400 million in revenue. Also noteworthy is the good representation of horror films, a genre popular with spectators, with in particular “Without noise 2” (14th), “Conjuring: Under the influence of the Devil” (19th), “Halloween Kills” (31st ) or even “American Nightmare 5” (46th). Conversely, animated films are more struggling in 2021. It is thus necessary to wait for the 22nd place to find “Encanto: The fantastic Madrigal family”, the last feature film of the genre from Disney. With $ 180 million in revenue, it is a far cry from “Frozen II” in 2019 ($ 1.4 billion) or “Incredibles 2” in 2018 (1.2 billion).

Top 50 films at the global box office for the year 2021

1. “The Battle of Changjin Lake”: $ 902.5 million in revenue
2. “Hi, Mom”: $ 822.0 million in revenue
3. “Dying Can Wait”: $ 774.0 million in revenue
4 “Fast & Furious 9”: $ 726.2 million in revenue
5. “Detective Chinatown 3”: $ 686.3 million in revenue
6. “Spider-Man: No Way Home”: $ 600.9 million in revenue
7. “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”: $ 498.1 million in revenue
8. “Godzilla vs. Kong”: $ 467.9 million in revenue
9. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”: $ 432.2 million in revenue
10. “The Eternals”: $ 399.8 million in revenue
11. “Dune”: $ 393.5 million in revenue
12. “Black Widow”: $ 379.6 million in revenue
13. “Free Guy”: $ 331.5 million in revenue
14. “Quietly 2”: $ 297.4 million in revenue
15. “Cruella”: $ 233.3 million in revenue
16. “My Country, My Parents”: $ 221.7 million in revenue
17. “Jungle Cruise”: $ 220.9 million in revenue
18. “Crossfire”: 205.8 million dollars in revenue
19. “Conjuring: Under the influence of the Devil”: $ 202.0 million in revenue
20. “Chinese Doctors”: $ 197.1 million in revenue
21. “Impasse”: $ 181.3 million in revenue
22. “Encanto: The Fantastic Madrigal Family”: $ 176.4 million in revenue
23. “Ghostbusters: The Legacy”: $ 173.7 million in revenue
24. “The Suicide Squad”: $ 167.4 million in revenue
25. “Space Jam: New Era”: $ 162.8 million in revenue
26. “Peter Rabbit 2: Panic in the City”: $ 153.7 million in revenue
27. “A Writer’s Odyssey”: $ 150.1 million in revenue
28. “Baby Boss 2”: $ 146.7 million in revenue
29. “Tom and Jerry”: $ 132.8 million in revenue
30. “Be Somebody”: $ 132.3 million in revenue
31. “Halloween Kills”: $ 131.6 million in revenue
32. “Raya and the Last Dragon”: $ 130.3 million in revenue
33. “Paw Patrol: The Movie”: $ 130.1 million in revenue
34. “Sister”: $ 128.3 million in revenue
35. “My Love”: $ 114.0 million in revenue
36. “House of Gucci”: $ 109.2 million in revenue
37. “The Addams Family 2: A Trip to Hell”: $ 107.4 million in revenue
38. “An angry man”: $ 104.0 million in revenue
39. “Detective Conan”: $ 95.6 million in revenue
40 “Evangelion”: $ 92.2 million in revenue
41. “Endgame”: $ 91.8 million in revenue
42. “Old”: $ 90.1 million in revenue
43. “Mortal Komba”: $ 83.6 million in revenue
44. “Back to the Wild”: $ 77.9 million in revenue
45. “Candyman”: $ 77.4 million in revenue
46. ​​”American Nightmare 5″: $ 77.0 million in revenue
47. “1921”: $ 75.2 million in revenue
48. “Hitman & Bodyguard 2”: $ 70.1 million in revenue
49. “Clifford (Clifford the Big Red Dog)” : 68,0 millions de dollars de recettes
50. “Ron Unlocks”: $ 60.4 million in revenue

* Chiffres box-officemojo