Wakanda Forever’ Box Office Leads as The Chosen Scores – The Hollywood Reporter

Major drama is happening at the pre-Thanksgiving box office.

As expected, by Ryan Coogler Black Panther: Wakanda Forever $66 million-$67 million in its second weekend topped the chart with a 10-day domestic total of $290 million. On Friday, it earned $17.9 million for a domestic total of $238.6 million.

The Marvel Studios and Disney tentpole had hoped to clear at least $70 million in its second outing, but fell more than expected, or 63 percent.

It’s not unusual for a Marvel film to drop more than 60 percent, even at first Curry Leopard, opened to $202 million, down less than 55 percent in its second weekend. The last two Marvel movies, Doctor Strange in many forms of madness And Thor: Love and ThunderBoth posted declines in the 67 percent range, according to ComScore.

Wakanda Forever It opened last weekend in North America to $181 million, a November record. It is the second biggest box office debut of 2022 so far Doctor Strange in many forms of madness ($187.4 million).

Elsewhere, a special-event screening of the faith-based series choice, croaking the life of Jesus, is pulling a big upset. Fathom Events, which is showing the first two episodes of season three in more than 2,000 theaters, is projecting a $10 million-plus weekend for second place after grossing $3.4 million on Friday. choice Coming from Angel Studios, it streams the independent show on platforms like Prime Video and Peacock, as well as on its exclusive app.

choice Beat the new epicurean horror-comedy It opened in 3,211 theaters, the widest release in specialty label Searchlight’s history. menuStarring Ralph Fiennes, Anna Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, it should deliver a respectable $9 million debut after grossing roughly $3.6 million on Friday.

Universal’s new film is crying out for attention she saidIt characterizes the work The New York Times Investigative reporters Jody Cantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) help expose Harvey Weinstein and spark the #MeToo movement. (The Universal film is based on a book of the same name written by two journalists.)

she said It’s the latest adult drama to flop at the box office and could earn $2.2 million in its debut after taking in nearly $830,000 on Friday. It marks one of the worst openings in recent memory — excluding Pandemic — for a major studio release in more than 2,000 locations.

Universal believes that making a movie is important and counting on audiences discovering it she said Thanks for the strong word of mouth during the holidays. The film was well-received by critics and garnered a critical acclaim from moviegoers. Half of Friday’s ticket buyers were 45 and older, including 29 percent over 55.

In comparison, 65 percent menu’His audience was between the ages of 17 and 34. (The film Searchlight earned a B Cinema Score.

At the exclusive box office, Bones and all Opening in five theaters for a projected screen average of about $28,000.

Estimates will be updated Sunday morning.

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