Wakanda Forever is the first film to lead the box office for five consecutive weeks since Christopher Nolan’s 2020 film Tenet.
New York — for one of the quietest weekends of the year at the cinema, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” It had topped the North American box office for five straight weekends, according to Sunday studio estimates.
With the release of “Avatar: Path of Water” Looming down, the studio chose not to release the new film widely. “Wakanda Forever” grossed him $11.1 million over the weekend, taking his domestic total to $409.8 million and worldwide sales to his $767.8 million.
“Wakanda Forever” is the first movie since Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet”. 2020 release that tried to revive movie theaters from 2020 pandemic shutdownswhen almost nothing had a theatrical release—leading the box office for five straight weeks.
It’s not uncommon to see a quiet weekend before a blockbuster like “The Way of Water,” but a rare one this time of year when you can enjoy a slightly more challenging run like “Wakanda Forever.” The holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years is typically one of the busiest times in Hollywood. Instead, it is a dormant spell, One of the Weakest Thanksgiving Weekends Ever Since then, only wide-release dribbles.
Total ticket sales for the weekend were just $37 million, according to data firm Comscore.
With this, the industry is once again looking to James Cameron for a box office hit. Avatar: The Way of Water, the highly anticipated sequel to his $2.9 billion box office original in 2009, hits theaters Thursday and at least beats his $150 million box office domestically. Income is expected.
“Violent Night” The R-rated comic book action movie starring David Harbor as Santa Claus was well received in its second weekend. He remains in second place at $8.7 million, down 29%.
While many award nominees struggle to keep up in theaters, Darren Aronofsky’s “Whale,” It got off to a strong start, starring Brendan Fraser. The A24 release grossed him $360,000 in six theaters, setting him the highest per-screen average of the year. Fraser has been widely praised for his performance as 600 pounds. A reclusive English teacher who tries to reunite with his estranged daughter (Sadie Sink).
On its second weekend, Focus Features ‘ “Spoiler alert,” The Jim Parsons-directed romantic comedy, directed by Michael Showalter, expanded to 1,100 theaters, but sold just $700,000 in tickets.Sam Mendes “Empire of Light” For Searchlight Pictures, it debuted in 110 locations, but also failed to make a dent. Set in a 1980s English coastal cinema, the film starring Olivia Colman sold for $152,000.
Estimated ticket sales Friday through Sunday in theaters in the United States and Canada, according to Comscore.
1. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” $11.1 million.
2. “Violent Night,” $8.7 million.
3. “Strange World,” $3.6 million.
4. “The Menu” $2.7 million.
5. “Dedication,” $2 million.
6. “Black Adam,” $1.3 million.
7. “The Fabermans,” $1.2 million.
8. “The Hours” (Metropolitan Opera), $791,000.
9. “I Hear the Bells,” $751,000.
10. “Spoiler Alert,” $700,000.
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