Denzel Washington’s ‘The Little Things’ Makes Big Debut at Pandemic Box Office

The Little Things. (Warner Bros.)

Denzel Washington left the competition out in the cold this weekend at the box office.

The Oscar winner’s new crime thriller The Little Things debuted in the top spot with an estimated $4.8 million, according to industry estimates compiled by Comscore.

The drama about two cops trying to track down a serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles also stars Oscar winners Rami Malek and Jared Leto. The film opened in 2,171 locations, for a per theater average of $2,211.

Even with a simultaneous debut on the HBO Max streaming service and just 38 percent of North American theaters currently open — the Warner Bros. release still managed to score the best opening for an R-rated film since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Elsewhere, Universal’s The Croods: A New Age took in another $1.8 million in its 10th weekend of release, earning a second place finish. To date, the family film featuring Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds has made $43.9 million domestically.

Wonder Woman 1984 — another Warner Bros./HBO Max release — came in third with $1.3 million in its sixth weekend of release. To date the female-led action flick has made $39.2 million domestically.

Last weekend’s leader, The Marksman, slipped to fourth place with $1.2 million, followed by Monster Hunter with $740,000.

For a look at this weekend’s full top ten list see Comscore’s chart below.

Box Office Chart, weekend of Jan. 31, 2021. (Credit: Comscore)