Sunday, November 27, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: STRANGE WORLD Tanks as WAKANDA FOREVER Repeats at No. 1

Weekend Box Office Strange World Flop

Despite a wide array of new releases, this year's Thanksgiving box office was less plentiful than expected, dropping 10% from last year's equally disappointing Thanksgiving ticket sales. "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" managed to continue its domination, but Disney's new animated feature "Strange World" suffered a severe defeat at the box-office, and the true story war drama "Devotion" also failed to impress. Steven Spielberg's "The Fablemans" and the R-rated cannibal love story "Bones and All" scored modest results in their nationwide expansions. The only somewhat decent debut was Rian Johnson's Netflix sequel "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery".

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

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" is still the #1 movie with $45.9 million over the weekend and an estimated $64 million for the five-day holiday frame. After 17 days in theaters, the film has grossed a total of $367.6 million, while overseas it has raked in $307.9 milion. That's a worldwide total of $675.6 million.

Disney Animation's "Strange World" opened in second place with $11.9 million from 4,714 theaters, well below pre-release projections that hinted at a $20 million debut. The film's five-day total is estimated at around $18.6 million, which is a disaster for the film which cost around $180 million to produce. It's not doing much better overseas, either, with only $9.2 million from 43 markets, and no release dates in major markets like China, or the Middle East. The film received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics (75% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a lukewarm reception from moviegoers ("B" CinemaScore).

"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" made its debut in third place with $9.4 million from 696 theaters. That's about $1 million more than pundits predicted, and the only movie this week to beat pre-release projections. The 5-day frame is expected to deliver an estimated $13 million. In 2013, "Knives Out" opened with $26.7 million from 3,461 theaters. "Glass Onion" will be released on Netflix in December.

The fact-based war drama "Devotion" delivered a weak $6 million debut in fourth place from 3,405 theaters. Pre-release projections estimated a $7 million opening weekend. The film will most likely end the extended holiday frame with around $9 million, which is pretty bad considering the film's production budget is estimated at around $90 million.

The Top 5 is rounded out by last week's darkly comic thriller "The Menu" with $5.2 million, dropping 42.3% in its sophomore frame. The film's domestic total has reached $18.6 million, while overseas it has grossed $14.8 million.

Spielberg's loosely semi-biographical film "The Fabelmans" added 634 theaters this week and raked in $2.2 million over the weekend, once again on the lower end of projections ($3.5 million). The film opened in limited release two weeks ago, and its domestic tally is now at $3.4 million.

Luca Guadagnino's "Bones and All" finished in eight place with $2.2 million from 2,727 theaters. Pre-release projections were closed to $3 million. The film has grossed a total of $3.7 million, so far.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever $45.9M $367.6M $307.9M $250M
2 Strange World $9.4M $13.2M $9.2M $180M
3 Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery $9.4M $13.2M $13.2M $40M
4 Devotion $5.9M $9M N/A $90M
5 The Menu $5.2M $18.6M $14.8M $30M
6 Black Adam $3.3M $162.9M $215.1M $200M
7 The Fabelmans $2.2M $3.4M N/A $40M
8 Bones and All $2.2M $3.7M $2.1M $20M
9 Ticket to Paradise $1.8M $65M $96.8M $60M
10 The Chosen Season 3: Episode 1 & 2 $1.5M $13.4M N/A N/A


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