What happens when there is no wide theatrical release and it is the holiday season when we emerge from the pandemic? Why, you get the second lowest box office weekend of the year as predicted $37.2 million, We’ll see if Saturday night business is so bad that this weekend ends up being the lowest of 2022, excluding January 28-30, when all films grossed $34.87M according to comScore.
Top photo This weekend is, of course, Disney/Marvel’s fifth go-around Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, estimated to be $11 million, The Ryan Coogler film passed the four-century mark yesterday with $2.8 million $401.55 million5% forward pacing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness more than 29 days.
also with 20th Century Studios/Disney Avatar: The Way of Water Poised to conquer all businesses next weekend with a potential $200M domestic opening, no one wants to waste marketing dollars playing in front of it, especially since the movie doesn’t open until after Christmas, when there are zero holiday distractions. and the children proceed to break up.
A Year Ago, You May Remember Disney Made the Mistake of Steven Spielberg’s Opening west side story onward the second weekend of december Spider-Man: No Way Home, and none came, resulting in a 3-day box office collection of $10.5M. No studio was willing to risk a wide release this weekend after seeing how it went down.
However, in the pre-pandemic times, family films running before the end of the year have performed exceptionally well, i.e., in the second weekend of December. Jumanji: The Next Level, which opened first to $59M Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker$177.3M to start in December 2019 and 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, which opened ahead of Warner Bros./DC to $35.3M aquaman, Solid family titles in the recent pre-Covid era have proven to be fallible. As of next year, there are no wide releases booked by majors on December 1 or December 8. Next year’s end-of-the-year Christmas movie is from Warner Bros./DC Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
This weekend, The Shorter Side: A Medium Extension of Focus Features’ Michael Showalter-directed spoiler ALERT, Michael Ausiello seeks top 10 finish, based on tome $700K After $230K Friday in 783 theaters (+777). Good posttrack scores with 91% of people who were 58% Hispanic, 45% between 18-34, 66% Caucasian, 15% Latino and Hispanic, 2% Black, and 17% Asian/Other. Through the second weekend of the picture, it seems to be descending $803K,
Despite there being no noise at the wide side, the A24’s Darren Aronofsky-directed Brendan Fraser drama whale Best theater average poised for 2022, beating studios everything together everywhere ($50K per theater) with $60keither $360K Over three days in six NYC and LA theaters. It offers some hope for the prestige of Oscar-bait dramas. Although only a 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, Fraser is discussed as having a lock on Best Actor after Pictures’ Fall Film Festival tour. In large numbers, we hear from New York’s Lincoln Square, Angelica, Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, and LA’s Burbank, Grove, and Century City.
searchlight’s kingdom of light, Directed by Sam Mendes and based on the life of the Oscar-winner’s mother, it was panned by critics at 47% Rotten, and I hear those aren’t putting up mighty numbers. Booked in 110 sites, film flickers $67K for what tomorrow is shaping up to be $177,6K to open.
Weekend Top 5:
1.) wakanda forever Dist 3,725 (-130) Theaters, Fri $2.8 million (-37%), 3 days $11 million (-37%), total $409.7 million/week 5
2.) violent night Uni 3,723 theaters (+41), Fri $2.4 million (-50%) 3-day $8 million (-40%), total $26.4 million/week 2
3.) strange world Dist 3,560 (-614) Theaters, Fri $787K (-28%) 3-day $3.6 million (-29%) total $30.4 million /week 3
4.) menu C 2710 (-100) Theater Fri $825K (-21%) 3-day $2.8 million (-18%) Total $29.1 million/week 4
5.) devotion Sony 3,458 theaters (+53) Fri $600K 3-Day $1.9 million (-28%) total $16.8 million/week 3