Wakanda Forever Box Office Leads As ‘She Said’ Bombs – The Hollywood Reporter

There’s a lot of drama going on in the run-up to Thanksgiving. ticket office.

Unsurprisingly, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it remained atop the list in its second weekend with a relatively solid $67.3 million for a domestic 10-day total of $288 million. Marvel Studios and Disney had expected to make $70 million in their second outing, but they fell a bit more than expected, or 63 percent. Worldwide, its gross stands at 546 million dollars.

Still, it’s not uncommon for a Marvel picture to decline more than 60 percent nationally, even though the first Black Panther, which opened at $202 million, was down less than 55 percent in its second weekend. The last two Marvel movies, Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness Y Thor: Love and ThunderHowever, both posted declines in the 67 percent range, according to Comscore.

wakandan forever released to $181 million in North America over the weekend of November 11-13, a november record. It was also the second biggest box office debut of 2022 so far, behind Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness ($187.4 million). The movie boasts of continuing to be a powerhouse over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Searchlight’s New Epicurean Horror-Comedy it came in second, grossing $9 million in 3,211 theaters, the widest release in specialty label Searchlight’s history.

The menu, starring Ralph Fiennes, Anna Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, made a strong debut after attracting younger adults (special dramas that rely on older viewers are struggling). Nearly 65 percent of ticket buyers were between the ages of 18 and 24. The film earned a B CinemaScore.

On Saturday, early estimates for the weekend showed The menu be devoured by a special event screening of faith-based series The chosen one Season 3: Episodes 1 and 2 in a surprise setback, but was able to prevail.

From Fathom Events, The chosen one It is still expected to earn $8.2 million from 2012 theatrical release, a huge success for a special event screening. The chosen oneabout the life of Jesus, is from Angel Studios, which streams the independent show on platforms like Prime Video and Peacock, as well as on its special app.

dc superhero black adam, starring Dwayne Johnson, ranked fourth in its fifth weekend with $4.9 million domestically for a North American tally of $157 million and $366.2 million domestically. The movie has come in a bit behind expectations overall as it progresses.

Universal romantic comedy ticket to paradise It continued to fly high, peaking at No. 5 in its fifth weekend with $3.2 million for a domestic total of $61.6 million and $157.1 million worldwide.

Beside The menu Y The chosen onethe other novelty of the weekend was She saidwhich narrates the work of New York Times investigative reporters Jodi Cantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) on taking down Harvey Weinstein helping fuel the #MeToo movement. (The Universal movie is based on the book of the same name written by the two journalists.)

She said it is the latest adult drama to stagnate at the box office, opening in sixth place with just $2.3 million from 2,022 theaters. That’s one of the worst starts in recent memory, excluding the pandemic, for a major studio launch set to hit more than 2,000 locations.

Universal believes that it was important to make the film and hopes that the public discovers She said during the holidays thanks to strong word of mouth. The film has been welcomed by critics and earned an A CinemaScore from moviegoers. Nearly half of Friday’s ticket buyers were 45 or older, including 29 percent who were 55+.

At the specialized box office, MGM and United Artists’ bones and all will open in five theaters as it prepares to expand nationally over Thanksgiving. The film posted a per location average of $23,983, in line with expectations.

November 20, 8:10: Updated with revised weekend estimates.

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