“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” dominates box office

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continued to rule over the Thanksgiving holiday box office. Faced with only token opposition, the superhero sequel picked up $10 million on Wednesday, reports Variety

According to the report, the Marvel and Disney release is on pace to earn roughly $63 million over the five-day period, easily topping the competition.

Another Disney movie, Strange World, is bombing, grossing a disappointing $4.2 million on Wednesday as it eyes a five-day haul of under $24 million. That’s a terrible result for the $180 million-budgeted animated adventure. For comparison sake, Encanto, another recent Disney animated offering, earned $40.3 million over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2021 — and that was considered to be a soft result for the family film. Encanto didn’t really tap into the zeitgeist until it started streaming on Disney+ when We Don’t Talk About Bruno became ubiquitous.

Among the other newcomers, Sony and Black Label Media’s Devotion, an inspirational drama about two elite US Navy fighter pilots, grossed $1.8 million. It’s looking at a five-day haul of $10.2 million.

MGM and United Artists Releasing’s Bones and All is stumbling in its expansion, earning roughly $900,000 on Wednesday. The off-beat story of young cannibals in love is on pace to earn $4.3 million over the five-day period. It opened last weekend in limited release.

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