Wakanda Forever’ Box Office Leads Like ‘She Said’ Bombs – The Hollywood Reporter

There’s a lot of drama at the box office before Thanksgiving.

As expected Ryan Coogler Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it remained atop the chart in its second weekend with a relatively strong $67.3 million for a 10-day domestic total of $288 million. The Marvel Studios and Disney mainstay had hoped to make $70 million in its second year, but it fell slightly more than expected, or 63 percent. Globally, Wakanda Forever has grossed $546 million.

Still, it’s not unusual for Marvel’s picture to drop more than 60 percent domestically, though the first black Panther, which opened to $202 million, fell less than 55 percent in its second weekend. The last two Marvel movies, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and ThunderHowever, both saw a decline of 67 percent, according to Comscore.

Wakanda forever launched to $181 million in North America over the November 11-13 weekend, a November record. It was also the second biggest theatrical debut of 2022 so far Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($187.4 million). The film figures to remain a powerhouse through the Thanksgiving holiday.

New horror comedy from Searchlight came in second, grossing $9 million from 3,211 theaters—the widest release in specialty label Searchlight’s history.

Offerstarring Ralph Fiennes, Anna Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, served up a strong debut after succeeding in drawing younger adults (special dramas dependent on older audiences fare poorly.) Nearly 65 percent of ticket buyers were between the ages of 18 and 24. the film received a B CinemaScore.

Early weekend estimates showed on Saturday Offer is engrossed in special screenings of faith-based series Elected Season 3: Episodes 1 and 2 surprised angry but managed to win.

From Fathom Events, Elected is still expected to earn $8.2 million from 2,012 theaters, an exciting feat for a special event screening. Electedabout the life of Jesus, comes from Angel Studios, which streams the indie show on platforms like Prime Video and Peacock, as well as its dedicated app.

The new film suffering from attention belongs to Universal She saidwhich records the work New York Times Investigative reporters Jodi Cantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) help expose Harvey Weinstein and start the #MeToo movement. (The Universal film is based on the book of the same name by the authors of both journalists.)

She said is the latest adult drama to stall at the box office, opening in sixth place with just $2.3 million from 2,022 theaters. That’s one of the worst starts in recent memory—barring the pandemic—for a major studio release that went out in more than 2,000 locations.

Universal believes it was important to make the film and is counting on audiences to discover She said throughout the holidays thanks to strong word of mouth. The film was well received by critics and received an A CinemaScore from moviegoers. Nearly half of Friday’s ticket buyers were 45 and older, including 29 percent over 55.

In a box office special, MGM and United Artists’ Bones and All opens in five theaters as it prepares for a nationwide Thanksgiving expansion. The film posted a per-location average of $23,983, in line with expectations.

More to come.

November 20, 8:10 a.m.: Updated with revised weekend estimates.

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