Strange World, More New Movies Fight for Scraps – The Hollywood Reporter

The Thanksgiving box office got off to a decidedly worrying start, with overall revenue pale in comparison to other years.

For Disney, it seems like a case of feast or famine. While Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will remain atop the box office chart for the third consecutive weekend with a hearty $60 million to $65 million over the five days (Wednesday through Sunday), Disney Animation’s Strange world he is in serious trouble.

Wakandan forever it led Wednesday with $10 million from 4,174 theaters for a domestic total of $313.7 million.

There was no banquet, however for Strange world, which posted an opening day gross of $4.2 million from 4,174 sites after earning a lukewarm B CinemaScore. At this rate, the family film is eyeing a five-day opening of $24 million – $26 million, the worst opening for a Disney Animation Thanksgiving title in history. (Disney Animation titles, such as the Frozen franchises, usually dominate the holiday.)

Last year, Charm posted five-day gross of $40.6 million after earning $7.8 million on Wednesday despite the challenges posed by the COVID-10 pandemic. And in 2019, frozen 2 grossed a record $125 million for the five days.

Strange world opens just days after Bob Iger returns as CEO of The Walt Disney Co. following the shocking ouster of Bob Chapek.

A number of other new films are also vying for their place at the Thanksgiving table. On Wednesday, Sony’s Korean war drama Devotion, about two naval fighter pilots, grossed $1.8 million from 3,228 sites for a projected 5-day gross in the $10 million range. The film is the protagonist Top Gun: nonconformistby Glen Powell and Jonathan Majors.

The big mystery belongs to Rian Johnson Glass onion: a knife-edged mystery, with a cast led by Daniel Craig. Netflix shouldn’t bring box office receipts back in line with its longstanding practice of keeping the numbers hidden from view.

Glass Onion is getting an unprecedented release and is the first of the streamer’s titles to play in all three of the largest chains in the country: AMC Theaters, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark Theaters. Rival distribution executives still have their own way of gleaning data directly from trade show contacts, according to two sources The Hollywood Reporter that Johnson’s sequel likely earned $2 million Wednesday from 680 theaters. That means it could open to $12 million over the five holiday days, far less than the $41.4 million Johnson’s made. Knives out during Thanksgiving 2019 (the first film received a traditional theatrical release from Lionsgate) but earlier than many of this year’s holiday films.

Searchlight’s epicurean horror comedy The menuwhich is entering its second weekend, placed fourth on Wednesday with about $1.1 million from 3,228 locations for a solid five-day haul of about $6 million.

Luca Guadagnino’s awards contender Bones and all — about two young lovers and cannibals played by Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet who go on a road trip — grossed an estimated $921 billion on Wednesday as it expanded to a total of 2,727 theaters after launching in select theaters last weekend. The film special is expected to have a five-day low-key gross of $4 million.

Semi-autobiographical by Steven Spielberg The fablemena key player of the awards, it is slower coming out in hopes of emulating the success of the Oscar-winning film Green book. Spielberg’s latest film opened in New York and Los Angeles over the weekend of Nov. 11-13 before expanding to 637 locations on Wednesday. From Universal and Amblin, the film earned about $400,000 on Wednesday for a five-day projected gross of $3 million.

Suspension Black Adam it’s also in the mix with a five-day advance gross of approximately $4 million from 2,842 theaters. It arrived digitally on November 22nd.

Studies point out that projections could change as the holiday unfolds. Some analysts are already speculating that Thanksgiving box office traffic is taking a hit as people are finally able to travel for real now that the worst of the pandemic is over.

Nov. 24, 10:30: Updated with revised unofficial screenings for “Glass Onion”.

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