Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Snares 2nd Box Office Win

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The latest box office weekend has hit and it’s one that’s doing well overall, though things are still operating differently from pre-pandemic times. The holiday week ahead for US moviegoers combined with the longer running time has likely blunted some of what Black Panther: Wakanda Forever could do this weekend but it’s expected with the holiday and a lot of time to go to the movies over the four-day weekend, the film will add some good coin over it.

Not that it’s doing badly now as it’s at $67 million this weekend to bring it to just under $288 million in two weeks in the US and a $550 million worldwide without China or Russia. The film is dominating and it really doesn’t have any competition this weekend at all as there aren’t any significant big-tent-type films arriving as they often do before Thanksgiving for the holiday month ahead.

On the new side, The Menu handles things the best with a $9 million take and it’ll help immensely with the long-tail aspect of the film. The same can be said of She Said, where it did just $2.2 million while aiming for a narrow audience. It gets some numbers in the bank, draws some good critical attention, focuses on the awards season for marketing, and then builds its audience through home video, digital purchases, and then eventually streaming, which Universal will reap the rewards for.

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total# of LocsLoc AvgCume TotalMarket Share
1Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverDisney$67,300,0004,396$15,309$287,992,64738.6%
2Menu, TheSearchlight$9,000,0003,211$2,803$9,000,00027.2%
3Chosen Season 3: Episode 1 & 2, TheFathom Events$8,219,7622,039$4,031$8,219,7625.8%
4Black AdamWarner Bros.$4,480,0003,372$1,329$156,964,6085.7%
5Ticket To ParadiseUniversal$3,200,0003,268$979$61,556,2354.8%
6She SaidUniversal$2,250,0002,022$1,113$2,250,0004.4%
7Lyle, Lyle, CrocodileSony$1,900,0002,307$824$43,171,7843.8%
9Drishyam 2Yash Raj Films$1,025,000305$3,361$1,025,0002.8%
10Prey for the DevilLionsgate$935,0001,389$673$18,368,3781.1%
11Banshees of Inisherin, TheSearchlight$703,000812$866$7,166,8200.4%
12One Piece Film RedCrunchyroll$315,000536$588$13,242,0000.3%

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[Source: Box Office Essentials]