‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ dominates the box office again

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” its expansion dominate the box office for the second week of the release with $67 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday, while “She Said,” about the press investigation into Harvey Weinstein, struggled to deliver. widely practiced.

After its $180 million launch, Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” sequel drops 63% in the second frame. On its way to more than $1.3 billion in ticket sales, Black Panther initially held up unusually well, dropping only 44.7% in its second week of 2018. But most Marvel movies play out. Recent trends have all experienced similar or slightly worse declines. “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Black Widow” are all down 68% in their second weekend.

“Wakanda forever,” made after the death of T’Challa star Chadwick Boseman, which stars Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, and Tenoch Huerta. To date, it has accumulated $546 million globally and will continue to drive sales over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend.

The top new release of the week is “Menu,” Searchlight Pictures’ high-class food satire starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes, who play a vengeful celebrity chef. “Menu,” directed by “Succession” veteran Mark Mylod grossed $9 million at 3,100 locations. With 90% new reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, R-rated horror movies are well-reviewed is attracting enough Taylor-Joy fans to outshine most more edgy art-house movies.

Universal “She speaks” failed with $2.3 million at 2,022 theaters. The film, which stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, serves as Hollywood’s own big-screen treatment of the power mogul’s demise. Harvey Weinstein’s photo. Critics called it “She Said,” which premiered at the New York Film Festival in October, one gripping modern day newspaper thrillers, and audiences gave it an “A” on CinemaScore. Box office expectations have never been particularly high for director Maria Schrader’s $30 million film, but it has been widely acclaimed for its resolution of the infamous #MeToo scandal.

Weinstein’s lawyer previously argued that his Los Angeles trial should have been adjourned because of the release of “She Said.” A judge ruled against it. Weinstein is being tried on charges of raping two women and sexually assaulting two others. On Thursday, prosecutors rest their case after nearly 4 weeks of taking testimonies of 44 witnesses.

The biggest surprise of the weekend came from a crowdfunding streaming series about the life of Jesus. The the first two episodes of the third season of “The Chosen,” distributed by Fathom Events, grossing $8.2 million at 2,009 theaters. Fathom Events is owned by AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theaters and Regal Cinemas, and specializes in alternative programming in theater short shows. In “The Chosen One”, Fathom found a sizable audience in the religious series. Fathom also distributed Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers last year, which, for $13 million, ranks as the distributor’s biggest hit.

“Bones and All” by Luca Guadagnino starring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet as young cannibalspremieres in five theaters before expanding nationally on Wednesday. MGM release is welcome opened with $120,000, yielding an average of $23,983 per monitor. Also debuting at five New York and Los Angeles locations are Elegance Bratton’s Autobiographical Film, “The Inspection,” about how he joined the Marines during the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era. The A24 release hit a per-screen average of $13,188.

Ticket sales are estimated Friday through Sunday in theaters in the United States and Canada, according to Comscore. Final domestic figures will be released on Monday.

1. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” $67.3 million.

2. “Menu,” $9 million.

3. “The Chosen One,” $8.2 million.

4. “Black Adam,” $4.5 million.

5. “Ticket to Paradise,” $3.2 million.

6. “She Said,” $2.3 million.

7. “Crocodile Lyle, Lyle,” $1.9 million.

8. “Smile,” $1.2 million.

9. “Drisyam 2,” $1 million.

10. “Prey for the Devil,” $935,000.

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