Monday, December 5, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: VIOLENT NIGHT Overperforms, But WAKANDA FOREVER Still Reigns

Weekend Box Office Violent Night Overperforms

The holiday action horror comedy "Violent Night" opened in theaters over the weekend and surprised pundits with a ferocious performance at the box-office. However, it still wasn't enough to dethrone Marvel's "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever", which saw a severe decline this week.

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

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" topped the charts once again with $17.5 million, becoming the first film since "Spider-Man: No Way Home" to win four consecutive weekends. However, the film dropped a steep 61%, contradicting pundits who expected a $21-23 million weekend. After 24 days in theaters, the film has grossed $393.7 million domestically, and another $339.3 million overseas, for a global total of $733 million. The lack of release dates for Russia and China could prove problematic for the superhero flick.

The R-rated Christmas movie "Violent Night" opened in second place with $13.3 million, ahead of the $10-11 million pre-release projections. The film also raked in another $7 million from 72 overseas markets for a worldwide total of $20.3 million. If it continues beating predictions again next week, the film could become very profitable, as it only cost $20 million to produce. "Violent Night" received a positive reception from both critics (70% Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers ("B+" CinemaScore).

Disney's new animated film "Strange World" finished in third place with only $4.9 million, dropping 60% in its sophomore frame after a catastrophic opening weekend. Even its second weekend performance ended up falling short of projections, which were around $6 million. So far, the film has raked in $25.5 million in North America and $16.8 million overseas for a global total of $42.3 million. Even worse is that "Strange World" will no open in China, Russia, France, or the Middle East.

The historical war drama "Devotion" also suffered from an underwhelming debut last week, and it's not doing any better this week. The film finished its second frame in fifth place with $2.8 million, dropping 52%. The domestic total has now reached $13.8 million.

Another new entry is the historical drama "I Heard the Bells", which opened on Thursday, and finished the weekend in sixth place with $1.8 million. The film's 4-day total now sits at $2.5 million.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever $17.5M $393.7M $339.3M $250M
2 Violent Night $13.3M $13.3M $7M $20M
3 Strange World $4.9M $25.5M $16.8M $180M
4 The Menu $3.5M $24.7M $22.5M $30M
5 Devotion $2.7M $13.8M N/A $80M
6 I Heard the Bells $1.8M $2.5M N/A N/A
7 Black Adam $1.6M $165.1M $219M $200M
8 The Fabelmans $1.2M $5.5M N/A $40M
9 Bones and All $1.1M $6M $4.5M $20M
10 Ticket to Paradise $0.8M $66.5M $98.3M $60M


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