"Violent Night" placed number 2 with a $13.3M debut
"Box Office Battle" is The Fly's weekly roundup of what movies topped the weekend's box office.
Marvel and Disney’s (DIS) “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” won this weekend’s domestic box office with an estimated $17.6M from 3,855 locations for a domestic tally of $394M. Overseas, the movie earned another $20.2M for a foreign cume of $339M and $733M globally.
BOX OFFICE RUNNER-UPS: Comcast (CMCSA) subsidiary Universal and 87North’s “Violent Night” placed number 2 with a $13.3M debut. Overseas, the movie opened to $7M for a global start of $20.4M. Behind it was Disney Animation’s “Strange World” with $4.9M from 4,174 theaters for a 12-day domestic tally of $25.5M and $42.3M globally. “The Menu” placed number 4 with $3.6M from 2,810 cinemas for a domestic total of $25M. Rounding out the top five, Sony (SONY) and Black Label Media’s Korean War drama “Devotion” earned an estimated $2.8M for a 12-day domestic cume of $13.8M.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – $17.6M
“Violent Night” - $13.3M
“Strange World” - $4.9M
“The Menu” - $3.6M
“Devotion” - $2.8M
Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Warner Bros.’ (WBD), Paramount (PARA), and Lionsgate’s (LGF.A).