The box office totaled $100.4M this weekend bringing the Q4 total closer to the $1B mark at $919.5M. The yearly total is now at $6.5B.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever grossed $67.3M in its second weekend, which is a drop of -62.9%. Its gross total in just two weekends is a strong $287.9M.
The Menu opened this past weekend grossing $9M. This is more than double Screenvision’s estimate of $3.5M. The thriller by Searchlight drew in a predominantly male crowd at 54%. 65% of the total audience was ages 17-34. Just about half the crowd was diverse at 20% Latinx/Hispanic, 15% Asian and 12% Black. The Menu was certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes by critics with a 90% score while audiences came in slightly less giving it a 79% score.
Fathom Events brought the premiere of season 3 of crowd-funded series The Chosen to over 2,000 theaters over the weekend and grossed $8.2M. The Chosen is about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The series is produced by Angel Studios and has received over $40M in donations from fans who want the series to continue. The Chosen can be watched on the Angel Studios app and on Peacock and Amazon Prime Video.
Black Adam remains in the top five grossing films of the weekend at $4.4M. After five weekends in theaters, its total gross is now $156.9M.
Also after five weekends in theaters, Ticket to Paradise grossed $3.2M weekend bringing its gross total to $61.5M.
She Said also premiered over the weekend, but did not make the top five grossing films. Its opening weekend brought in $2.25M. Despite its slightly lower than expected performance, critics and audiences were impressed by the story of the two New York Times journalists who broke the news about Harvey Weinstein’s misconduct. On Rotten Tomatoes, it received an 88% fresh score from critics, 86% audience score and an “A” CinemaScore. She Said had a 62% female audience. 82% of the audience was ages 25+.
The long Thanksgiving weekend marks the opening of four wide releases.
The Fabelmans is based on Steven Spielberg’s childhood and has already received rave reviews. At the Toronto Film Festival, it received the People’s Choice Award and is already in the Oscar nominee discussion. Starring Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle and Paul Dano. Estimated opening $5M
Bones and All is a coming-of-age story about a girl named Maren and how she falls in love with someone who has a dark side. Starring Taylor Russell and Timothee Chalamet. Estimated opening $8M
Devotion is based on the true story of Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War who risk everything for their country. Starring Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Thomas Sadoski, Daren Kagasoff and Joe Jonas. Estimated opening $10M
Strange World is an animated adventure about the Clade family, who are generations of explorers. Searcher Clade and his son must venture into a different universe on an important mission. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaboukie Young-White, Dennis Quaid and Gabrielle Union. Estimated opening $50M
New trailers for films expected for Q1 and Q2 2023 were released.
Missing is about a girl named June who begins searching for her mother when she doesn’t come home from vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend. As June searches for her missing mother, more suspicious information arises. Coming January 20, 2023. Estimated opening $4M
Magic Mike’s Last Dance shows Magic Mike as a bartender but meets a woman who allows him to choreograph one last show. Coming February 10, 2023. Estimated opening $20M
80 For Brady follows the story of four women who are New England Patriots super fans and decide to take a trip to the Super Bowl. Starring Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field and Lily Tomlin. Coming February 3, 2023. Estimated opening $5M
Elemental received a teaser trailer giving a look into Element City and finishing with the slogan, “Opposites React”. Coming June 16, 2023. Estimated opening $50M