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

Thanks office box It’s off to a worrying start to be sure, with total revenue paltry compared to other years.

For Disney, it feels like feast or famine. While Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It will remain at the top of the box office chart for the third consecutive weekend with a total gross of between $60 million and $65 million for the five days (Wednesday through Sunday), Disney Animation strange world in serious trouble.

Wakanda forever On Wednesday it drove $10 million from 4,174 theaters for a domestic total of $313.7 million.

There was no feast, but to strange world, which posted an opening-day gross of $4.2 million from 4,174 locations after a lukewarm B CinemaScore earning. At this pace, the family movie is eyeing a five-day opening with between $24 million and $26 million, the worst opening for a Disney Animation Thanksgiving title in history. (Disney animated titles, ex frozen franchise, usually dominating the holiday.)

last year, encanto It posted a five-day total of $40.6 million after earning $7.8 million on Wednesday despite the challenges presented by the COVID-10 pandemic. And in 2019, frozen 2 It grossed a record $125 million for the five days.

strange world It opens just days after Bob Iger returns as CEO of The Walt Disney Company following the shock ouster of Bob Chapek.

A slew of other new movies are also vying for their place at the Thanksgiving table. On Wednesday, Sony’s Korean War drama loyalty, about two Navy fighter pilots, grossed $1.8 million from 3,228 locations for a projected 5-day total in the $10 million range. movie stars Top Gun: MaverickGlen Powell and Jonathan Majors.

The big mystery is Rian Johnson Glass Onion: Takes the mystery out of the cutleryand featuring a cast led by Daniel Craig. Netflix is ​​not expected to report total box office revenue in line with its longstanding practice of hiding numbers from public view.

glass onion It received an unprecedented release, and is the first among the streaming titles to be played across all three of the country’s largest chains – AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark Theatres. Rival distribution executives still have their way of gleaning data directly from show contacts, two sources say Hollywood Reporter The Johnson sequel will likely earn $2 million on Wednesday from 680 theaters. That means he could open for $12 million over five days of the holiday pass, which is far less than the $41.4 million Johnson made. Take out the knives During Thanksgiving 2019 (the first movie got a traditional Lionsgate theatrical release) but before many of the year’s holiday movies.

Epicurean horror comedy from Searchlight food menuwhich is coming into its second weekend, took fourth place on Wednesday with about $1.1 million from 3,228 locations for a solid five-day run of $6 million or so.

Luca Guadagnino Awards contender Bones and everything — about two young lovers and cannibals played by Taylor Russell and Timothee Chalamet who embark on a wild ride — took in an estimated $921,000 million on Wednesday as it expanded to a total of 2,727 cinemas after launching in select theaters last weekend. Specialty expects the five-day silent to gross $4 million in sales.

Semi-autobiography of Steven Spielberg Alfabelmana major awards player, is being rolled out more slowly 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 November 11-13 before expanding to 637 locations on Wednesday. From Universal and Amblin, the pic earned an estimated $400,000 on Wednesday for an expected five-day gross of $3 million.

clings Black Adam It’s also in the mix with an expected five-day total of $4 million or so from 2,842 theaters. Arrived in digital release on November 22nd.

The studios stress that expectations can change as the holiday rolls around. Some analysts are already assuming that Thanksgiving box office traffic has taken a hit because people are finally able to travel seriously now that the worst of the pandemic is over.

November 24, 10:30 a.m: Updated with revised unofficial projections for “Glass Onion”.

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