For an incredible fourth straight weekend, it’s AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER on-top again with $36.1 million from 4,341 theatres for 20th Century Studios, for a total $506 million domestically.
M3GAN is off to a fantastic start with $30.2 million from 3,509 theatres for Universal Pictures. Not only this, the Horror starring Allison Williams and Violet McGraw, gets 94% on the Tomatometer. It was made for only $12 million.
Third is PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH with $10 million in its third weekend, a total $84.6 million for Universal Pictures.
Fourth is BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER with $3.1 million, a total $445 million in its North American run for Disney/Marvel.
Rounding-out the Top Five is Whitney Houston Biopic I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY with $2.4 million, a total $19.6 million thus far.
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER continues to make a splash this weekend with $67.8 million from 4,202 theatres for 20th Century Studios this New Year’s three-day weekend! Over three weekends, it has grossed in excess of $450 million domestically.
In second is PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH with $15.9 million from 4,121 theatres. Over two weekends, it has made $65.5 million for Universal Pictures.
Third spot goes to BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER with $5 million from 2,310 theatres, a total $439 million over eight weekends.
Landing in fourth we have I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY, the Whitney Houston Biopic, with $4.1 million from 3,625 theatres for Sony Pictures, a two week tally of $15.8 million.
Rounding things out is BABYLON with $3 million, a two weel total of $11.4 million for Paramount Pictures.
For a second straight week, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER takes the #1 spot at the Box Office. Over the three-day Christmas weekend, grossing $55 million from 4,202 theatres, bringing its two-week total to $279.7 million domestically for 20th Century Studios.
A distant runner-up is PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH with $11.1 million in its debut from 4,099 theatres for Universal Pictures. Opening Wednesday, it has grossed $24.3 million already. Its 2011 predecessor opened with $34 million.
Third spot goes to Whitney Houston Biopic I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY, earning $5.5 million from 3,625 theatres for Sony Pictures.
Fourth is BABYLON with $3.3 million from 3,343 theatres for Paramount Pictures. The latest from Damien Chazelle gets.
Rounding-out the Christmas Top Five is BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER with $2.6 million, bringing its seven week tally to $426.5 million for Disney.
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER is poised to make a huge splash in its opening this weekend with $134 million from 4,202 theatres projected for the 20th Century Studios release, which sees James Cameron returning in the Director’s Chair and also as Writer. Its 2009 predecessor opened to $77 million in its debut. The Sequel gets 76% on the Tomatometer from Critics.
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER after five weeks on-top, slips to second with $6 million from 3,380 theatres for Marvel/Disney, a total run of $419.5 million domestically.
VIOLENT NIGHT is close behind in third with $5.3 million for Universal Pictures, a three week tally of $35.2 million.
Fourth is Disney’s STRANGE WORLD with $2.7 million, a total $34.2 million grossed to date.
THE MENU rounds-out the Top Five with $1.7 million, taking it to $32.1 million for Searchlight Pictures.
Not much change in the Top Two at the Box Office this weekend as BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER takes top spot a remarkable fifth consecutive week with $12.7 million, tallying at a total $411 million domestically for Disney/Marvel.
Second again is VIOLENT NIGHT with $8.2 million for Universal Pictures, a gross of $25.5 million over two weekends.
Third is Disney‘s STRANGE WORLD with $3.7 million, a total $30.5 million over three weekends.
In fourth is THE MENU with $2.5 million for Searchlight Pictures, a total $28.7 million grossed thus far.
Rounding-out the Top Five is DEVOTION with $1.9 million for Sony Pictures, a total $16.8 million to date.
For a fourth straight weekend, BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER reigns atop the Box Office with $16 million from 3,855 theatres for Disney. In its domestic theatrical run thus far, it’s grossed $392 million.
In second in its debut is VIOLENT NIGHT with $11.8 million from 3,200 theatres for Universal Pictures. The bloody Holiday flick starring David Harbour, gets 70% on the Tomatometer from Critics.
Third is Disney‘s STRANGE WORLD with $4.4 million from 4,174 theatres. Over two weekends, it’s made $25 million.
THE MENU is in fourth with $3.6 million from 2,810 theatres for Searchlight Pictures. It’s made $24.7 million over three weekends.
DEVOTION rounds this Top Five out with $2.8 million from3,405 theatres, a total $13.8 million over two weekends for Sony Pictures.
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER rules the Box Office a second straight week with $66 million from 4,396 theatres for Disney. This brings its two week tally to $290 million already in North America.
Second placing goes to a debuting THE CHOSEN: SEASON 3 Episodes 1&2, a faith-based release opening with $10 million from 2,012 theatres for Fathom Events/Angel Studios. The Series centers on the life and ministry of Jesus.
Third is THE MENU with $8.8 million from 3,211 theatres for Searchlight Pictures. The TIFF ’22 selection starring Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy gets 90% on the Tomatometer.
BLACK ADAM is in fourth with $4.1 million for Warner Bros., a total $156 million grossed domestically to date.
In fifth is TICKET TO PARADISE with $3.1 million for Universal Pictures, taking its total to $61 million.
The black carpet was rolled-out at Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto at the Canadian Premiere of BLACK PANTHER, WAKANDA FOREVER. Several local stars came out to celebrate the release of this eagerly-awaited Blockbuster, the evening hosted by Actor brothers Shamier Anderson and Stephan James, Founders of The Black Academy.
This follow-up to 2018’s BLACK PANTHER, sees Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
Proximity Media, in collaboration with Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment, announces an upcoming six-episode podcast about the making of the highly anticipated film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” opening in theatres nationwide Nov. 11. WAKANDA FOREVER: THE OFFICIAL BLACK PANTHER PODCAST explores the next chapter in the story of Wakanda and honours the remarkable legacy of Chadwick Boseman. National Book Award-winning author, journalist, and writer for Marvel Comics’ BLACK PANTHER Ta-Nehisi Coates serves as host and writer. Proximity’s Head of Audio Paola Mardo serves as producer, as well as executive producer alongside Proximity’s founders Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, and Sev Ohanian. A preview of the show, which is the first podcast from Proximity Media’s new audio division, is now available across all major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.
Said Mardo, “Ever since Ryan, Zinzi, and Sev entrusted Proximity’s Audio division with this project, our goal has been to tell the story of the making of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ with as much heart and authenticity as the film itself. With our premiere episode, we’ve accomplished this goal while breaking new ground in the process, thanks to the awesome collaboration between our incredible host Ta-Nehisi Coates, our talented podcast production team, and our collaborators at Marvel and Disney.”
Debuting Nov. 3, the first episode features a conversation between Coates and director and co-writer Ryan Coogler. The two artists and friends reflect on the cultural impact of ‘Black Panther,’ the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and his inspiration to the cast and crew. “There is no storyteller I admire more than Ryan Coogler,” said Coates, who makes his podcast-hosting debut. “Any chance to partner with him, Proximity Media and Marvel, is a worthy one. For that opportunity to be a chronicle of the making of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ was simply too good to pass up.”
Subsequent episodes will be available weekly in January 2023, celebrating the five-year anniversary of the first “Black Panther” film. Guests will include cast and crew, including stars Angela Bassett and Dominique Thorne; score and soundtrack composer and producer Ludwig Göransson; production designer Hannah Beachler; director of photography Autumn Durald Arkapaw; co-writer Joe Robert Cole; producers Kevin Feige and Nate Moore; and more. Each episode, in tandem with guests’ conversation, will weave host narration, Göransson’s original score, film clips and field recordings. Story editing for the podcast is by James Kim. Audio editing is by Cameron Kell and Cedric Wilson. Sound design and additional music is by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Audio engineering is by Lauryn Newson. Production assistance is from Polina Cherezova.