‘Wakanda Forever’ Eyes $64M 2nd Weekend; ‘The Chain’ with $10M – – Deadline
Saturday Update: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s Second weekend Coming in below his projected $70M+ $66M, -64%. That’s not necessarily something to worry about, however, sources tell me that the film’s running time is slowing it down a bit. On the bright side, it’s Thanksgiving week, and if people aren’t watching it this weekend, they’re watching it sometime this week, hands down. Furthermore, with the Veterans Day holiday a week ago and a steep Friday-to-Friday drop from previews, the number is -79% for $17.9M yesterday. For running totals though Wakanda forever Tomorrow will lag 2% at $286.7M Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness At the same time, let’s see where the Ryan Coogler-directed pic stands at the end of next Sunday
Missing too much from this weekend? Another tentpole that usually precedes the Thanksgiving stretch is Disney’s Turkey Day family headliner. Where this weekend harry potter Sequels have opened as well Justice League. The thing is, no one likes to program a tentpole in the context of a Marvel movie Wakanda forever Not open on the first weekend of November. As for when we’ll be back to a steady supply of tentacles, it won’t be until March 10 of next year when Paramount and Spyglass next scream Yes, there is Disney/Marvel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania Feb. 17, but it’s non-stop movies for everyone until the summer starts in March The Nun 2 In the Labor Day post.
Now, as far as off-programming, especially Searchlight’s and Universal’s she said, They are being overtaken by the faith-based titles of Fathom Events, Chosen: Season 3 ready to do $9.9M or $10M.
With production costs of $30M, she said The worst of the two studio efforts in adults $2.27M Opened in 2,022 theaters. Some things. First Bravo to Universal for having the guts to do an important #MeToo adaptation of the New York Times takedown of Harvey Weinstein. It’s not on streaming, it’s on the big screen, and at the end of the day it’s all about the film’s tail in home entertainment, especially as it creates buzz among awards voters. The film will be seen there. Uni launched the film during Thanksgiving week in an effort to get as many people as possible. who saw she said Gave it a CinemaScore and 89% positive on ComScore/ScreenEngine’s PostTrack. In the same breath, this newsroom-meets-Hollywood drama never had an audience outside of industry moviegoers in NYC and LA. Given the dismal adult vote in the post-pandemic era, if a studio knows they 100% don’t have a pulse for a film, they’re not going to spend, so it stands to reason this Carey Mulligan campaign. -Joe Kazan The movie is on his awards list, not the theater. At the end of the day, and to the benefit of all studios and streamers as we emerge from the pandemic: poor ticket sales don’t diminish your awards season chances for one more film. The future of cross-over titles, especially those that gain steam during awards season — well, that’s another story.
demo on she said 62% were female, 82% over 25, 59% over 35, 46% over 45, and 29% over 55. Diversity demos were 68% Caucasian, 15% Latino and Hispanic, 7% Black, and 10% Asian and Other.
of what list? An estimated $30M production cost, and $8.87M Opening, maybe $9M, it’s not a bomb, bomb, bomb, but nothing spectacular. On the upside, it’s a bit ahead of Searchlight’s summer 2019 genre movie opening ready or not Which had an $8M start and went to $28.7M. But that movie only cost $6M before P&A. list Gets a B CinemaScore ready or notIts B+. Posttrack 78% and 53% definitely recommend more serious. At the end of the day, list It will have a better tail she said. look, list An edgy arthouse film, sort of mid summer which ended its run at $27.4M. if list Its home run ends mid summer And ready or not range, it does its job. Searchlight was smart to open the picture in a week when they could probably capture the most viewers in early December, before Christmas. Guy 54% among 17-34, leaning to 65% (remember, if Arthouse moves forward, it’s in this demo). Diversity was 53% Caucasian, 20% Latino and Hispanic, 12% Black, and 15% Asian/Other. The West and Southwest were the best markets for list, Six of the top ten theaters in that area. Brooklyn Alamo was number one yesterday.
Is adult counterprogramming dead? no These are niche, dark films aimed at a higher audience. Remember what we wrote about Product is the main driver of Arthouse. What could still work? Adult films with broad appeal choice Ford vs. Ferrari which opened in the pre-Thanksgiving space of 2019 and grossed $117.6M. Warner Bros.’ Elvis This summer proved that there’s still an appetite for broad-appeal, spirited, lively original films for adults. So, don’t get mad.
It’s not unusual for a faith-based title to overperform in a pre-holiday spot, but to be expected. The Bible Belt South and Midwest are strong here. Top markets for Dallas, Salt Lake City, Houston, Phoenix and Tampa has been chosen.
1) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Dec), 4,396 theaters, Fri $17.9M (-79%), 3-day $66M (-64%)/Total: $286.7M/ week 2
2.) Chosen: Season 3 (Fath) 2012 Theatre, Fri $3.48M3 days $9.9M/ week 1
3.) list (Sea), 3,211 theaters Fri $3.6M3 days $8.87M/ week 1
4.) Black Adam (WB) 3,372 (-231) Theatre, Fri $1.15M (-59%), 3-day $4.1M (-49%), total $156.6M/ week 5
5.) ticket to paradise (Uni) 3,268 (-372) Theatre, Fri $960K (-56%), 3 days $3.1M (-47%), total $61.4M/ week 5
6.) she said (Uni), 2,022 Theatre, Fri $830K3 days $2.27M/ week 1
7.) Lyle, Lyle the crocodile (Sony) 2,307 (-179) theaters, Fri $410K, 3-day $1.78M (-44%), total $43M/ week 7
8.) smile (Par) 1,569 (-702) Theatre, Fri $335K3 days $1.14M (-51%)/total $104.5M/ week 8
9.) Hunt for Satan (LG) 1,389 (-775) Theatre, Fri $263K3 days $900K (-53%), total $18.2M/ Week 4
10.) Vision 2 (Yash Raj) Fri $280K3 days $690KWk 1
Weekend Total Box Office: Approx. $102.1M (-51% from a week ago; +45% from weekend 46 a year ago, -6% from the same frame in 2019.
Friday afternoon update: Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverr This time around a 65% is eyeing a second weekend drop, which would translate to approx $64M $17M-$19M after Friday. The picture has a shot to hit $70M. For a running total of 10 days Wakanda forever It will land at its current rate $284.7M in 4,396 theaters, down 3% Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at the same point
what Wakanda that is doctor What wasn’t 45% of K-12 schools out and 17% of colleges heading off on Thanksgiving Monday and Black Friday for everyone. Note that Black Friday is usually a huge box office day. expectation Black Panther 2 To lead the spread of Wednesday-Sunday holidays.
A very strong No. 2 is Chosen: Season 3, of which Fathom Events is screening episodes 1 and 2 in 2,012 theaters. It’s looking at $3.7M today and $10M For weekly closures. The logline for the third season of Angel Studio’s drama: Jesus completes a sermon that turns the world upside down, with all 12 disciples (including newcomer Judas) ready to follow him to the ends of the earth. But the problem remains. Matthew wrestles with estrangement from his family. Andrew meets a captive John the Baptist. Mary and the women must find a source of income. Simon and Eden face the cost of following Jesus. Most importantly, the disciples face their greatest challenge when Jesus sends them out, two by two, to preach and perform miracles without him.
Searchlight’s list looking at $8Mwith the possibility of imitation uncivilized and exceeds $10M. It’s doing at least $3M today with previews in 3,211 theaters
Fourth place goes to New Line/DC Black Adam in 3,372 theaters, $915K on its fifth Friday, $3.4M Over the weekend, -58% and running for a Sunday total of $155.9M.
Fifth goes to Universal ticket to heaven in 3,268 theaters, opening for $880K on its fifth Friday, $2.9M Weekend and running total $61.2M. The George Clooney-Julia Roberts romantic comedy is also available on PVOD.
Universal’s Newsroom/Harvey Weinstein drama she said $800K in 2,022 theaters and a $2.25M Open in sixth place.
Previous Friday AM Exclusive: Searchlight’s absurdist genre horror comedy list Off to a promising start with $1M+ in Thursday night previews, we hear. Those numbers are up there with recent comps as well savage, which made $850K before its $10.5M Thursday night opening, and NorthmanAnother Anya Taylor-Joy movie, which posted $1.35M before a $12.2M debut.
Opening weekend estimates for director Mark Mild list, which stars Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult, John Leguizamo and others, grossed about $8 million. If this movie reaches $10M, it will be a nice oasis for counterprogramming against mammoth sequels from Disney and Marvel Studios. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,which one is expected to do Second weekend in the $70M range. For that preview number list Includes some cash from Wednesday and previews starting at 5pm on Thursday. The film is 91% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and currently has a good audience score of 83%.
Wakanda forever Thursday posted $7.5M, -8% from Wednesday, for a first week of $220.7M. The film crossed $400M worldwide on Wednesday.
he said About Universal’s movies The New York Times Journalists who have exposed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein aren’t expected to make much of a low singles figure this weekend. Just $160K in previews from 1,600 theaters starting at 5 p.m. Keep in mind, despite the low revenue from these arthouse-type films in the post-pandemic era, their awards-season potential will be no less. I mean, some major awards contenders don’t even report their box office earnings. she said It has an 85% Certified Fresh critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 92% audience score from those who have seen it.
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