Box Office: Black Panther Wakanda Forever Rises to the Top

It was only a matter of time before a movie came to save the weaker fall box office. This film was the last of Marvel Studios, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, once again directed by Ryan Cooglerwho had to deal with the tragic death in 2020 of Chadwick Bosemanwho led the $1.3 billion “Black Panther” in 2018.

With a cast that includes Letitia Wright, Angela Bassette, Tenoch Huerta Mejia (as the MCU’s final antagonist, Namor), Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Dominique Thorn, Duke Winstonand Martin Freeman“Wakanda Forever” stormed into the weekend with some of the best buzz for a fall movie thanks to a fantastic trailer.

Disney released the film in 4,396 theaters on Friday, after Thursday previews that grossed $28 million, as of 4 p.m. This amount was merged with the film’s Friday box office for an opening day of $84 million, which was lower than the opening day of $90.7 million for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” but better than “Thor: Love and Thunder’s” $69.5 million opening day. Granted, “Wakanda Forever” got some help from Veterans Day, but it held its own decently on Saturday to take its weekend estimate to $180 million. (It would be the 13th-highest opening for a film of all time.) Overseas, the “Black Panther” sequel grossed $150 million for a worldwide opening weekend of $330 million. .

After getting generally positive reviews“Wakanda Forever” also received an “A” CinemaScorewhich is lower than the original film’s “A+” but better than other superhero films this year, most of which received “B+” ratings from audiences.

As expected, by Dwayne Johnson “Black Adam” plunged to second place after three weeks at No. 1. It fell 53% to $8.6 million in its fourth weekend, but also became one of only two films opened since July to cross the $150 million mark. The other, of course, is “Wakanda Forever,” which made more than that amount in its very first weekend.

julia robert and George ClooneyThe reunion of the romantic comedy “Ticket to Paradise” continues to do decent business in theaters despite already being available on VOD. This weekend, it took third place with $6.1 million, down just 29% from last weekend and with $56.5 million earned so far.

One of the weekend’s big surprises was family film “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” which rebounded into the top five in its sixth weekend, earning $3.2 million (down 5% ) for fourth place. It’s only made $36.4 million domestically so far, but it’s starting to benefit from being the only family movie in theaters.

Paramount horror hit “Smile,” which surpassed $100 million last week, added another $2.3 million (-42%) to take fifth place with $102.8 million. recipes, so far. It was followed in sixth place by Lionsgate horror film “Prey for the Devil” with $2 million, down 49%, with just under $17 million in revenue to date.

The “One Piece Film Red” anime took a massive dip in its second weekend. In fact, it had one of the five worst second-weekend declines for any large-scale release ever, dropping 84% to eighth place with $1.4 million. It’s grossed $12.8 million so far, and that’s on top of the $144 million the film made before its North American release.

Martin McDonagh“The Banshees of Inisherin”, featuring Colin Farrel and Brendan Gleasoncontinues to do well on a large scale, adding another $1.7 million this weekend, down just 17% from last weekend, with a national total of $5.8 million.

UA Release’s “Till” with Oscar hopes Danielle Deadwyler, dropped 66% to ninth place with $620,000, having lost 778 theaters since last weekend. He’s made $8 million, so far.

Steven Spielberg‘s “The Fabelmans”, which remains the first choice among Gold Derby experts for the Best Picture Oscar, which opened in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, the country’s two biggest movie markets. It made $160,000 or $40,000 per theater, which isn’t great for a movie that plans to expand later this month.

Opening ‘Black Panther’ #1 with over $150 million was a no-brainer for those who played this week box office prediction game. Most players also picked “Black Adam” and “Ticket to Paradise” correctly, and they were split for fourth and fifth place between “Smile” and “One Piece Film Red.” Only four players correctly predicted that “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” would take fourth place, so this will be this week’s winning decider.

Meanwhile, 15 players went 6 for 6 on November 4 box office game, but ‘Max’ and ‘paulhardister’ scored the most runs with over 56,000 each placing their 500-point ‘Super Bet’ on ‘Prey for the Devil’ in fifth place. (This is a friendly reminder to make sure you place those Super Bets, because those points matter!)

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