Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Holds on To the Box Office In Fifth Week

For the fifth weekend in a row, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is your box office champion. However, it also happened to be the second-worst movie-going weekend of 2022. Wakanda Forever had $11.1 million in first place, and every other film combined to have $27.2 million, total. Wakanda Forever holds.

The bad news for Wakanda Forever is that it has run out of momentum, and it’s about to get dethroned by Avatar: The Way of Water this weekend. Regardless, Wakanda Forever‘s new domestic total is $409.8M, and it will pass Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ $411.3 million by next weekend. That will make Wakanda Forever the second-highest grossing film of 2022, behind Top Gun: Maverick. But with The Way of the Water on the way, Wakanda Forever could soon fall to #3 for the year.

Worldwide, Wakanda Forever now stands at $768 million. That’s far behind the $1.382 billion worldwide that Black Panther had in 2018, and also behind Multiverse of Madness’ $955 million worldwide total earlier in 2022. Even so, Wakanda Forever stands as one of the more successful movies of the year.

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Universal Pictures’ Violent Night held on to second place with $8.7 million, and $26.7 million to date. Disney’s Strange World had $3.6 million, and $30.4 million total in third place. Searchlight’s The Menu took the fourth slot with $2.7 million, and a new total of $28.7 million. Sony’s Devotion had $2 million in fifth place, and $16.9 million domestic to date.

With only a few days before its streaming debut on HBO Max, Black Adam held the sixth spot with $1.34 million, and $166.8 million so far. Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans remains in limited release, but it still had $1.18 million in seventh place. That brings its total up to $7.3 million. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the weekend was that Fathom Events’ Met Opera: The Hours came in eighth with $791,000.

Fathom’s release of I Heard the Bells also placed ninth with $750,700, and $4.07 million in limited release. Universal rounded out the top ten with Spoiler Alert, which had $700,00 in its second weekend and $803,000 to date.

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