The numbers are starting to trickle in for the Thanksgiving weekend, while some have something to be thankful for (hello Glass onion) others unfortunately do not live up to their expectations (sorry Strange world).
Let’s start with the good news, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is seeing slightly better numbers than expected with $10 million on Wednesday for a projected weekend take of $43 million with a 5-day take between $55 and $60 million. Pretty much what was expected from the third week of this blockbuster sequel.
Disney used to be the king of the popular animated film, unfortunately they are also the kings of massive animated (and live action) bombs! Unfortunately, that is the case for them Strange world which is looking at just under $16 million for the weekend with around $20 million for the 5-day take. As I said in my predictionthe marketing of this just did nothing for me and I could totally see it being a big ole bomb (in the same sentence I also said it could be a big hit but that’s not important right now!) with a reported $135 million production budget, this one will be a significant item on Disney’s ledger.
The unprecedented release of Glass onion: A Knives Out Mystery in 638 theaters has proven to be a wildly successful one as Wednesday numbers had the Netflix title just over $2 million with a weekend projection of $8.5 and a 5-day between $10 and $13 million. That’s pretty solid business for a film from a studio that has traditionally shied away from the theatrical model and never reported box office numbers. Maybe Ted Sarandos can see how lucrative it is to become a theatrical studio in the long run (and if that happens, maybe they can also see how lucrative it is to release some of these original titles on physical media with extra features for people like me, that still have massive libraries!) Check out or report for Glass onion: A Knives Out Mystery here.
The rest of the weekend’s newer titles include Devotion pulling in $1.8 million on Wednesday for a projected 5-day take just over $10 million, while Steven Spielberg’s Oscar hopeful The Fabelman family looks set to be his second box office miss in a row (after last year West Side Story), as it appears for a 5-day take of just $3 million. You can read our Fableman’s review here.
Have you been to the movies yet this holiday weekend? Or are you saving it for the weekend? Tell us in the comments!