‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Tops Fourth Straight Weekend Box Office

Disney/Marvel Studios’ superhero sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever topped its fourth consecutive weekend box office Dec. 2-4, selling more than $20 million worth of tickets across more than 3,800 North American screens. The tally ups the follow-up to the 2018 box office hit Black Panther to about $400 million and $733 million worldwide since its Nov. 11 theatrical debut.

Wakanda Forever held off Universal Pictures’ holiday-themed thriller Violent Night, which saw moviegoers spend $7 million ($20.3 million globally) across more than 3,600 North American screens to watch Santa Claus (David Harbour) surprise a group of home invasion burglars.

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Meanwhile, Disney’s animated Strange World continued to underperform, generating less than $5 million across more than 4,000 screens to up its two-week tally to $25.5 million domestically ($42.3 million worldwide). Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ thriller The Menu added $3.6 million in revenue across more than 2,800 screens, to up its three-week tally near $25 million ($47 million globally).

Finally, Sony Pictures’ Navy aviation thriller Devotion, based on the true story of Jesse Brown, the first Black aviator in U.S. Navy history, and his friendship with fellow fighter pilot Tom Hudner, realized another $2.8 million in revenue across more than 3,400 screens. The Korean War drama has grossed almost $14 million since its Thanksgiving debut.

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