It was the saga of two Disneys at the domestic box office over the holiday weekend. In a way, a superhero epic Black Panther: Wakanda Forever earned an impressive $64 million over the 5-day weekend, increasing its domestic total to $367.6 million after three weeks of release, as per Deadline. Worldwide, the Marvel sequel has made $675 million, with more dollars to come in the quiet weeks leading up to Avatar: Waterway on December 16th.
On the other hand, Disney also released $180 million worth of animated drawings What a strange world, which slumped in its debut weekend to just $18.6 million in its first five days of release. Good grief. There are many reasons why the Mouse House’s latest endeavor failed, but most of the blame is on poor marketing and audience dependence on Disney+.
then again, Glass Onion: The Mystery of the Knife killed off the competition with an astounding $13.5 million from less than 900 theaters, despite its eventual release on Netflix in the coming month. Why this one wasn’t widely released remains a mystery, especially considering the original Knife Out made $312 million worldwide in 2019.
The biggest story surrounding Thanksgiving 2022 is the lack of choice for moviegoers in theaters. The only other new release is Faithfulnesswhich made $9 million, the cannibal movie Bones and Everythingwhich made a meager $3.7 million, and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar hopes The Fabelmans ($3.4 million), all beaten by Onion Glasseven though it plays on more screens.
The real meat is on streaming platforms where Disney is DisappointedAppleTV Enthusiasticand HBO Max A Christmas Christmas Story provide a pleasant family vacation. Surely any of these offerings would make a respectable amount in theaters.
Now, all eyes are on James Cameron Avatars sequel to see if he can provide a much-needed box office boost to close out the year.
DOMESTIC TOP 1
1) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Dec), 4,258 (-138) theaters, Wed $10M (+6% of Tues)/Thursday $8.1M/Fri $18.2M/Sat $17.6M/Sun $10.1M/3 day $45.9M (-31 %)/5 -day $64M/Total: $367.6M/Week 3
2.) What a strange world (Dis) 4,174 theaters, Wed $4.2M/Thursday $2.5M/Friday $5.2M/Sat $4.3M, Sun $2.4M, 3 days $11.9M, 5 days $18.6M/Sun 1
3.) Glass Onion: The Mystery of the Knife (Netflix) 696 theaters, Wed. $2M, Thurs $1.88M, Fri $3.6M, Sat $3.5M/Sun $2.3M/3-days $9.2M, 5-days $13.3M/Week 1
4.) Faithfulness (Sony) 3,405 theaters, Wed $1.8M, Thu $1.24M, Fri $2.4M, Sat $2.1M, Sun $1.3M, 3 days $6M 5 days $9M/Sun 1
5.) Menu (Sea), 3,288 (+17) theaters Wed $1.1M (-15% of Tues), Thu $1M, Fri $2M, Sat $2.1M, Sun $1.1M 3 days $5.2M (-44%)/ 5 days $7.3M /Total $18.67M/Week 2
6.) Black Adam (NL) 2,847 (-525) theaters, Wed $660K (-4%), Thu $600K, Fri $1,225M, Sat $1,285M Sun $840K, 3 days $3.35M (-27%) 5 days $4.6M / Total $162.97M/Week 6
7.) Bones and Everything (UAR) 2,727 (+2,722) theaters, Wed $921K (+8671%), Thu $436K, Fri $835K, Sat $857K, Sun $514K 3 days $2.2M (+1723%), 5 days $3.5M Total $3.7M/Week 2
8.) The Fabelmans (Uni/Amb) 638 theaters (+634) Wednesday $400K (+4201%), Thu $480K, Fri $880K, Sat $820K, Sun $520K, 3 days $2.2M (+2374%) 5 days $3, 1 M Total $3.4M/Week 3
9.) Ticket to Heaven (Union) 2,238 (-1030) theaters, Wed $330K (-33%), Thu $450K, Fri $720K, Sat $730K, Sun $400K, 3 days $1.85M (-42%), 5 days $2, 6M Total $65M/Week 6
10.) The Chosen Ones: Season 3 (Fath) 1,750 (-289) theaters (updated/revised), Wed 3 days $381K Thu $282K Fri $614K Sat $554K Sun $416K 3 days $1.58M (-82%) 3 days 5-days $2.2 M, Total $13.4M/Week 2