Box Office Update: Black Panther tops while Santa Claus slays in second place

The numbers start trickling in for this post Thanksgiving weekend and as expected Black Panther: Wakanda Forever comes in first with a fourth weekend of around $15 million. With nearly $700 million earned at the worldwide box office, we can officially put Wakanda in the win column for Marvel, as it puts it well above the film’s expected break-even point. It will be interesting to see where the franchise goes from here.

Second place looks to be the new Christmas classic Violent night which pulled in decent numbers during Thursday previews with around $1.1 million. These figures are slightly less than February’s Jackass forever ($1.6 million previews, $23.1 million weekend) but slightly above last month’s The menu ($1 million previews, $9 million weekend). With mostly solid reviews (including our own), the film looks to have a weekend opening of around $12 million, slightly less my $14 million predictionbut you never know, it could still get there!

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Third place already looks like a big drop for Disney’s massive bomb Strange world with just a projected weekend of $4.4 million followed by the adult flicks The menu (est. $3.6 million) and Devotion (estimated $2.8 million).

The release of Fathom Events I heard the bells seems to be doing good business after pulling in $767,012 on Thursday. I have learned my lesson and never underestimate these special releases. While some people want to see Santa take on a bunch of ruthless criminals, others like to learn the true stories of how their favorite carols came to be!

Right now, we’re in that lull at the box office where everyone’s waiting for the sequel to the highest-grossing movie of all time: Avatar: The Way of Water.

Let us know what’s worth watching in the comments section, and don’t forget to come back tomorrow when we have a full breakdown of this weekend’s box office.

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