Weekend Wrap Up - a look at this week’s Industry Updates

January 3, 2023

2022 concluded with a box office total of $7.3B, 64.3% higher than 2021’s final box office total. New Year’s weekend brought in $102.1M and $131.8M after the long weekend. 2023 is already off and running with a $66.9M start.


Avatar: The Way of Water is still swimming with a $66.8M third weekend, which is a 5.5% increase from its second weekend in theaters. After the three-day weekend, its total came to $86.3M. Its New Year’s Day total was $24.4M, which is the third highest grossing New Year’s Day of all time just under The Force Awakens (2015) and Avatar (2009). This total beats our last year’s Spider Man: No Way Home.


Overall, The Way of Water has grossed $444.4M, the fourth film of the year to surpass the $400M mark. 2022’s top five films include:

  1. Top Gun: Maverick – $718.7M (5th highest grossing film of all time)
  2. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – $436.2M
  3. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – $411.3M
  4. Avatar: The Way of Water – $400.5M
  5. Jurassic World: Dominion – $376.8M

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish finished in second place for the third weekend in a row grossing $16.7M and $22.5M after the long weekend. This is a 35% increase from its previous frame. The animated Shrek spin-off film now has a total gross of $66.9M.


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever jumped up into the third-place spot after grossing $4.8M and $6.5M after the long weekend. This is an increase of 38.3%. Wakanda Forever’s gross total now comes to $439.6M after eight weeks in theaters.


Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody brought in $4M, a -16.1% decrease from its opening frame. The biopic’s gross total is now $15.4M.                  


Babylon grossed $2.6M this weekend, a -27.8% drop, and $3.3M after the long weekend. Starring Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, the old Hollywood-era set film now has a two-week total of $10.7M.                                         


Next weekend brings the story of M3GAN, a lifelike robotic doll who begins to think that she’s a real person. Starring Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Jenna Davis and Amie Donald. Estimated opening $12M         


The second official trailer for Knock at the Cabin was released. The M. Night Shyamalan horror film presents a family with a decision: save themselves or save the world. Starring Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Dave Bautista and Kristen Cui. Coming February 13, 2022. Estimated opening $20M

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