“Wakanda Forever” leads US sales for the fourth straight week, while “Violent Night” posts a solid opening weekend

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Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever topped the US box office for the fourth straight weekend, earning $17.6 million that weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, followed by a newly released holiday action comedy violent night.

Important facts

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The sequel to the 2018 superhero film, starring the late Chadwick Boseman, has grossed more than $393 million in US box office sales since its debut in mid-November and marks the first film since 2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home to stay at No. 1 for four consecutive weekends, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

violent night, from Universal Pictures and starring David Harbor as Santa, grossed $13.3 million upon its Friday release, according to Box Office Mojo, beating forecasts for an opening weekend of $10 million. diversity reported.

Disney’s animated adventure film strange world continued to flop at the box office, grossing just $5 million at No. 3 at the box office, after debuting on November 23.

The menu by Searchlight Pictures and dedication by Columbia Pictures ranked fourth and fifth in US box office sales this weekend.

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Wakanda forever is the third-highest-grossing film of the year so far, trailing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($411 million) and Top Gun: Maverick ($717 million). The film made $181 million domestically in its debut weekend, the second-biggest opening weekend for a film that year after Doctor Strange Consequence. However, Wakanda forever has slightly outperformed its predecessor, Black Pantherwhich grossed $202 million on its 2018 debut and ultimately grossed $700 million in total box office receipts, making it the biggest film of the year.

Weekend box office gross (estimated)

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Week 4) – $17.6 million
  2. violent night (Week 1) – $13.3 million
  3. strange world (Week 2) – $4.9 million
  4. The menu (Week 3) – $3.6 million
  5. dedication (Week 2) – $2.8 million
  6. I heard the bells (Week 1) – $1.8 million
  7. Black Adam (Week 7) – $1.7 million
  8. The Fabelmans (Week 4) – $1.3 million
  9. bones and all (Week 3) – $1.2 million
  10. Entrance ticket to paradise (Week 7) – $850,000

tangent

Emancipation, starring Will Smith and directed by filmmaker Antoine Fuqua, kicked off its week-long theatrical debut this weekend ahead of a December 9 release on Apple TV+, which routinely does not release box office dates. The film, which is Smith’s first film since he was suspended from the Academy Awards for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock onstage earlier this year, was released in fewer than 10 theaters and reportedly grossed an average of 100,000 each about $3,000 The Hollywood Reporter.

Surprising fact

strange world, with voice-overs by Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal, could lose more than $100 million if ticket sales continue at its current pace The Hollywood Reporter. The film has grossed more than $25 million since it premiered on November 23.

What to look out for

James Cameron’s debut Avatar: The Way of Water It’s expected to give the film industry a post-Thanksgiving boost at the box office when it debuts on December 16.

Further reading

“Wakanda Forever” tops out on a sleepy December weekend; “Violent Night” also with $13M+ – Sunday Box Office Update (Deadline)

“Strange World” is a box office flop, but not for the reasons the law claims (Salon)

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