The Thanksgiving box office is off to a worrisome start to the resolution, with overall revenue down compared to other years.
For Disney, it seems to be a case of famine or famine. While Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever The Disney animation (Wednesday through Sunday) will remain on the box office chart for a third weekend with an impressive $60 million to $62 million for five days. strange world Bombing.
Wakanda forever It led with $10 million from 4,174 theaters on Wednesday for a domestic total of $313.7 million, followed by $8.1 million on Thursday.
There was no feast on Thanksgiving strange world, which posted a gross of $4.2 million from 4,174 sites on its opening Wednesday after earning a lukewarm B Cinema Score. Thankfully, the picture grossed $2.5 million, beating already muted estimates.
At this speed, strange world Looking for a five-day opening of $20 million to $24 million, Disney Animation’s worst opening for a Thanksgiving title in modern times. (Disney animation titles, eg frozen Franchise, usually dominated by vacation.)
last year, Encanto After earning $7.8 million on Wednesday, it posted a five-day gross of $40.6 million despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. And in 2019, Frozen 2 It earned a record $125 million for five days.
strange world The opening comes just days after the return of Bob Iger as CEO of The Walt Disney Company following the surprise ouster of Bob Chapek.
A number of other new films are also vying for their place at the Thanksgiving table, but most of them fail to appeal to mainstream audiences.
The big mystery is Ryan Johnson Glass Onion: The Mystery of the Knife, featuring a cast led by Daniel Craig. Netflix is not expected to report box office earnings, following its longstanding practice of keeping the numbers hidden from view. However, rival Hollywood studios believe that the sequel, playing in approximately 638 theaters in the United States and 60 locations in Canada, could earn $10 million to $12 million domestically over the five-day period. Indeed, it is ahead of other adult films.
Glass onions The release is unprecedented, and is the first of the streamer’s titles to play in all three major chains in the country – AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark Theatres.
Distribution executives still have a way to collect data from the show’s contacts, two sources said The Hollywood Reporter Johnson’s sequel is likely to earn $2 million on Wednesday and $1.9 million on Thursday.
While the sequel opened to far less than the $41.4 million earned by Johnson Knife out Over Thanksgiving 2019 — the first film had the benefit of getting a traditional theatrical release from Lionsgate in more than 3,800 locations — it beats several other new Thanksgiving entries for adults. Netflix starts up Glass onions As a weekly special.
On Wednesday, Sony’s Korean War drama pietyAbout Two Marines Fighter Pilots grossed $1.8 million from 3,228 sites for an estimated 5-day total of $9.3 million. The film, which earned another $1.2 million on Thursday, stars Top Gun: Mavericks Glen Powell and Jonathan Majors.
Searchlight’s epicurean horror comedy the menuwhich is ending its second weekend, at No. 4 on Wednesday with about $1.1 million from 3,228 locations for a five-day run of $8 million or so.
Winner of the Luca Guadagnino Award Bones and all — about two young lovers and cannibals, played by Tyler Russell and Timothee Chalamet, who embark on a road trip — earned about $921,000 on Wednesday as it opened in select theaters last weekend. It has since expanded to a total of 2,727 cinemas. The exclusive film is estimated to gross $4 million in a quiet five days. It earned $436,000 on Thursday.
A semi-autobiography of Steven Spielberg FablemanA major player in the awards, the Oscar-winning film is slowly being pushed forward in hopes of imitating its success. green book. Spielberg’s latest film opened in New York and Los Angeles the week of Nov. 11-13 before expanding to 637 locations on Wednesday. From Universal and Amblin, the pic earned an estimated $400,000 on Wednesday and $470,000 on Thursday for an estimated five-day gross of $3 million to $3.5 million.
Holdor Black Adam It’s also in the mix for an estimated five-day gross of $4 million or so from 2,842 theaters. It reached digital release on November 22.
Studios insist that predictions can change once they have Black Friday winners.
November 24, 10:30 p.m: Updated with revised unofficial estimates for Glass onions.
November 25, 8:30 am: Updated with revised unofficial estimates for Glass onions.