We hear that bad weather in the Midwest took a heavy toll on Thursday’s earnings total as Winter Storm Elliott intensified into a bomb hurricane. As of this morning, more than 1 million customers are without power across the country, about 4K flights have been canceled and winds are cold in the -20 to -30 degree range as the country is hit by severe winter conditions.
Avatar: Water Road It rose just 1% from Wednesday with $14.5 million for a total week $197.5 million in 4,202 theaters, down 4% from its first week Top Gun: Maverick Which, natch, was bolstered by Memorial Day Monday. Global in 661.4 million dollars For 20th Century Studios / Disney version.
Today is on its eighth day at the box office. James Cameron Avatar: Water Road It will exceed $200 million in the US/Canada. Other films that have taken this long to pass the double century mark in the United States include Captain Marvel (final total $426.8 million), Jurassic World: Dominion (Final, $376 million) and Thor: Love and Thunder (final $343.2M).
Christmas weekend will be choppy at the box office with Christmas Eve falling on Saturday. Not only is it a poor day at the box office, with most films down -45% to -55% from the day before, but there are 11 NFL games alone on Saturday.
Universal/Dreamworks Animation Puss in Boots: Last Wish made $2.9 million On the second day, -9%, for two days in total $6.1 million in 4,099 theaters.
Biography of Whitney Houston from Tri-Star / Black Label I wanna Dance With Somebody Result $730K From 3093 sites out of previews that started at 2pm yesterday. While no official comps have been submitted, the cash preview is not far off at $800,000 West Side Story It premiered on Thursday night starting at 5 p.m. ($10.5 million for 3 days) a year ago and is one short of Universal’s all-female title. Sisters It Did on Thursday Night, December 17, 2015 ($769,000) which led to a $13.9 million opening. I wanna Dance With Somebody It is expected to open for about $12 million over four days at 3,550 locations.
Third place among regular rated titles Thursday goes to Disney/Marvel Studio’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever In 3200 locations with $906K+1% as of Wednesday and a current weekend total of 6 from $422.6 million.
The fourth is Universal violent night in 3,528 theaters with $792K-4% as of Wednesday, and a running domestic total of $38.4 million at the end of the third week. The genre title is 137% ahead of Universal Black Christmas Which ended with $16.2 million and $200,000 before the studio’s 2015 horror comedy premiere. Krampus At the same time which ultimately finished at the domestic box office at $42.7 million.
A24’s Whale It ranked fifth in 603 theaters with $273K-60% as of Wednesday, and the current total as of the end of Week 2 from $1.55 million.
AM totals are not reported for Babylonpreviews. The hope is that this Damien Chazelle-directed film, which was heavily supported by Paramount and garnered five Golden Globe nominations, will be north of double digits over the course of four days.
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