Sunday, November 13, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: BLACK PANTHER - WAKANDA FOREVER Scores $180 Million Debut

Weekend Box Office Black Panther Wakanda Forever

The new Marvel movie "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" brought the box-office back to life with a solid $180 million debut. While not Marvel's all-time best opening, it still ended up breaking the November opening weekend record.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

The Disney/Marvel flick "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" opened with $180 million from 4,396 theaters. Pre-release projections ranged between 170 million and $200 million, and the film ended up more or less in the middle. The $180 million debut broke the November record previously set by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" ($158 million), but fell well behind of the original "Black Panther" ($202 million).

Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" ranks eighth, behind "Avengers: Endgame" ($357.1 million), "Spider-Man: No Way Home" ($260.1 million), "Avengers: Infinity War" ($257.6 million), "The Avengers" ($207.4 million), "Black Panther" ($202 million), "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($191.2 million) and "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" ($187.4 million).

Overseas, the film raked in $150 million from 50 countries, adding up to a worldwide total of $330 million against a production budget of $250 million. With marketing costs included, the film needs to cross the $600 million global mark in order to break even. The film received generally positive reviews from critics (84% Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences enjoyed it ("A" CinemaScore).

"Black Adam" is taking a back seat this week, finishing in second place with $8.6 million. The film dropped a steep 53% in its fourth frame, and its domestic tally has reached $151 million after 24 days in theaters. With another $201.1 million overseas, the worldwide total now stands at $352.2 million.

In third place we find the romantic comedy "Ticket to Paradise", which grossed $6.1 million in its fourth weekend. The film dropped a soft 28.6%. With $56.5 million domestically and another $93.4 million overseas, the film's global total has reached $149.9 million.

"Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" received a slight boost this week, climbing from #6 to #4. The film raked in $3.2 million over the weekend, dropping just 5%. It has grossed a total of $40.8 million domestically, and another $31.8 million internationally.

Paramount's hit horror film "Smile" rounds out the Top 5 with $2.3 million. The film has grossed a total of $102.7 million domestically and $107.2 million internationally. That adds up to $209.9 million worldwide against a $17 million production budget.

In other news, last week's new anime release "One Piece Film: Red" fell from a #2 debut to eighth place this week. The film dropped 84% and grossed $1.4 million. It's the worst sophomore frame decline for an anime title.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever $180M $180M $150M $250M
2 Black Adam $8.6M $151.1M $201.1M $200M
3 Ticket to Paradise $6.1M $56.5M $93.4M $40M
4 Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile $3.2M $40.8M $31.8M $50M
5 Smile $2.3M $102.7M $107.2M $17M
6 Prey for the Devil $2M $16.9M $9.2M N/A
7 The Banshees of Inisherin $1.7M $5.7M $8.6M N/A
8 One Piece Film: Red $1.4M $12.7M $139M N/A
9 Till $0.6M $8M N/A N/A
10 Armageddon Time $0.3M $1.5M $0.9M $15M


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