In October, about $637 million was spent on movie tickets in Canada and the US.

With this, the cinemas experienced their best month since the start of the corona crisis.

The top grossing films in October were

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

($190 million), Bond film

No Time to Die

($133 million),

Halloween Kills

($86 million),


($69 million) and

The Addams Family 2

( 53 million dollars), according to market meter Comscore. Last year, cinemas sold just $55 million worth of tickets in October, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The results are not yet at pre-crisis levels;

in 2018 and 2019, movie ticket sales in North America were $832 million and $789 million in October, respectively.

At that time, many major films had already been released in the summer, with studios waiting until the fall this year with major releases such as

No Time to Die




Earlier in the week, market analyst Gower Street revised its 2021 global box office revenue forecast from $20.2 billion to $21.6 billion.

That would mean an 80 percent increase compared to 2020, but still only half of the amounts achieved before the corona crisis.