‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Eyes Fourth Consecutive Weekend Box Office Win
December 2, 2022
Disney/Marvel Studios’ latest superhero movie, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is expected to top the weekend box office for the fourth consecutive time the weekend of Dec. 2-4. The sequel to the 2018 box office hit Black Panther is approaching $700 million in global ticket sales, including $400 million in North America.
The lone new release is Universal Pictures’ holiday action-comedy, Violent Night — in which a group of mercenary home invaders, crashing a wealthy Christmas party and taking hostages, get a surprise visit from Santa (played by “Strange Things” actor David Harbour). It is reportedly projected to generate upwards of $10 million in ticket sales.
Returning releases include Disney’s animated Strange World ($5.9 million), Sony/Columbia Pictures’ Devotion ($3.1 million), Disney/Searchlight Pictures’ The Menu ($3 million), Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Comics’ Black Adam ($1.8 million) and Universal’s The Fabelmans ($1.4 million).
With scant new releases, Paramount Pictures is re-releasing the year’s biggest theatrical title, Top Gun: Maverick, across 2,000 screens, including Imax and other premium formats. The re-release is projected to add another $1 million in revenue to the movie’s $716.6 million domestic tally.