Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continues to dominate local theater business, with the film’s fourth straight victory at the box office this weekend.
Wakanda Forever added another $17.6 million in vibranium laced-dollars, bringing the blockbuster’s total to north of $392 million.
The Black Panther sequel will look to catch fellow Marvel stablemate Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness over the next few weeks, which earned $16 million in its fourth weekend of release for a total of $411 million at the domestic box office.
Wakanda Forever is still tracking ahead of Multiverse of Madness due to last weekend’s Thanksgiving bonus. Multiverse of Madness didn’t pass the $400 million mark until its 8th weekend of release, a figure that Wakanda Forever should match by the end of next weekend.
Universal and David Harbour should be pleased with the results of Violent Night, as the throwback action movie delivered an estimated $13.3 million pre-Christmas. With only a $20 million production budget, the film should be able to turn a profit, although international markets may be left out of the post-Black Friday bonanza.
Directed by Tommy Wirkola, Violent Night scored high with critics for a holiday-themed horror/action film (currently at 70% on Rotten Tomatoes), but the fan analytics were mixed with an 89% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but a more lukewarm reception on Cinema Score, where those exiting the theater gave Violent Night a “B+” grade.
Tune in next week to see if Wakanda Forever crosses the $400 million mark and if Violent Night is able to add more ornaments to Universal’s money tree.