Wakanda Forever’ leads box office thanks to blockbuster ‘She Said’ – The Hollywood Reporter

There’s a big drama going on at the box office ahead of Thanksgiving.

As expected, Ryan Coogler Black Panther: Wakanda forever topped the charts in its second weekend with a relatively solid $67.3 million, with a 10-day domestic cume of $288 million. Marvel Studios and Disney’s Faucet had hoped to rake in $70 million in its second launch but fell slightly more than expected, or 63%. Globally, Wakanda Forever grossed $546 million.

However, it’s not uncommon for a Marvel movie to drop more than 60% domestically, despite the first Black Panther, which opened with $202 million, fell less than 55% in its second weekend. The last two Marvel movies, Doctor Strange in the Mad Multiverse and Thor: Love and Thunderhowever, both fell in the 67% range, according to Comscore.

Wakanda forever opened with $181 million in North America over the weekend of November 11-13, a record for November. It is also the second-biggest box office debut of 2022 through. now, later Doctor Strange in the Mad Multiverse (187.4 million USD). The movie is looking to stay strong during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Searchlight’s new epic horror comedy came in at number two, grossing $9 million from 3,211 theaters — the most widely distributed in the history of Searchlight specials.

Menustarring Ralph Fiennes, Anna Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, made a strong debut after succeeding in attracting young people (TV series in particular depend on older viewers. are struggling.) Nearly 65% ​​of ticket buyers are between the ages of 18 and 24. The movie scored a B CinemaScore.

On Saturday, early week estimates showed Menu devoured by a special event screening of the faith-based series chosen one Part 3: Episodes 1 & 2 in a sudden annoyance, but was able to prevail.

From the fact of knowledge, chosen one is still expected to earn $8.2 million from 2,012 theaters, a resounding success for the special event screening. chosen oneabout the life of Jesus, from Angel Studios, which streams the independent show on platforms like Prime Video and Peacock, as well as on its special app.

The remarkable new movie is from Universal She speaksrecord the work of New York Times investigative reporters Jodi Cantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) in helping expose Harvey Weinstein and spark the #MeToo movement. (The Universal movie is based on the book of the same name by two journalists.)

She speaks is the latest adult drama to falter at the box office, opening at number six with just $2.3 million from 2,022 theaters. It’s one of the worst starts in recent memory — not counting the pandemic — for a major studio release that will be released in more than 2,000 locations.

Universal believes it’s important to make the film and looks to the audience to discover it She speaks during the holidays thanks to strong word of mouth. The film was well received by critics and received an A on CinemaScore from the audience. Nearly half of Friday ticket buyers were 45 or older, including 29% over 55.

At the special box office, MGM and United Artists’ Bones and All opened in five theaters as they prepared to expand nationally over Thanksgiving. The movie posted a per-location average of $23,983, in line with expectations.

More to come.

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


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