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Utah Theaters Top Country For Two Christmas Blockbuster Releases

Dec 28, 2020, 2:03 PM | Updated: 3:16 pm
'Wonder Woman 1984' debuted at an estimated $16.7 million in the United States during the holiday w...
'Wonder Woman 1984' debuted at an estimated $16.7 million in the United States during the holiday weekend, Warner Bros. said. (Warner Bros.)
(Warner Bros.)

SANDY, Utah – Two Megaplex theater locations in Utah had the top movie openings in the country for two major blockbusters released Christmas week.

“Wonder Woman 1984” at the Megaplex Theatres at The District in South Jordan was No. 1 in North America. At the same time, Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons in Sandy was No.1 for the opening of “News of the World,” a western that stars Tom Hanks.

A news release from the Megaplex group of theaters showed Utah’s appetite for the new movies was also very strong at other locations.

Movie Title National Ranking   Megaplex Location
Wonder Woman 1984 #1 Megaplex Theatres at The District in South Jordan
  #4 Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons in Sandy
  #6 Megaplex Theatres at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi
  #10 Megaplex Theatres at Geneva in Vineyard
 
News of the World #1 Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons in Sandy
  #10 Megaplex Theatres at Legacy Crossing in Centerville
  #12 Megaplex Theatres at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi
  #13 Megaplex Theatres at The District in South Jordan

“We’re honored that guests chose Megaplex Theatres to help them celebrate the holiday season with these much-anticipated films,” said Blake Andersen, Megaplex Theatres president. “We’re especially grateful to our extraordinary team who worked tirelessly to clean and sanitize every auditorium between each screening to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all of our guests.”

“Wonder Woman 1984” was available for streaming on HBO Max at the same time the movie premiered in theaters. It will be available on HBOMax until Jan. 24, HBOMax.com said.

“Wonder Woman 1984” set the record for the highest-grossing movie during the pandemic at $16.7 million.

There are no plans announced for streaming “News of the World.” The other big holiday movie was Pixar’s “Soul,” which streamed on Disney+.

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Utah Theaters Top Country For Two Christmas Blockbuster Releases