The company reported a record $3bn (£2.2bn) loss for 2020, when revenues tumbled 80% from $4.3bn pre-pandemic to $852m last year.
Cinema owners took an estimated £7m in ticket sales over the weekend, the best take since 6-8 March last year, led by Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.
Cineworld said the first weekend that audiences had been allowed back into cinemas went “beyond expectations”.
The previous weekend high was the £6m taken by Tenet when it was released last August.
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