As expected, there was really only one game in town this weekend at the box office. It was completely planned that Ryan Coogler Black Panther: Wakanda Forever would be a box office juggernaut, and the only real question that needed to be answered was whether or not it would have the biggest theatrical opening of 2022.

With early numbers, it doesn’t look like the Marvel blockbuster is going to snag that record, but ticket sales are impressive nonetheless. Check out the full Top 10 below and join me after for an analysis!

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at the weekend box office November 11-13, 2022

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TITLE ROUGH WEEKEND DOMESTIC RAW L.W. THTRS
1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever* $180,000,000 $180,000,000 4,396
2. Black Adam $8,600,000 $151,123,090 1 3,603
3. Ticket to Paradise $6,100,000 $56,512,445 3 3,633
4. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile $3,200,000 $40,839,609 6 2,486
5. Smile $2,330,000 $102,776,517 4 2,271
6. Devil’s Prey $2,010,000 $16,961,244 5 2,164
7. Banshees of Inisherin $1,700,000 $5,784,663 seven 960
8. One Piece Movie: Red $1,447,807 $12,768,073 2 2,213
9. Up to $618,254 $8,038,426 8 1,358
10. Armageddon Time $352,000 $1,582,570 12 981

Earning $330 million worldwide, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an instant hit

Like Jaume Collet-Serra black adam, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was produced at a huge price (to be precise, a budget of $250 million, per variety), but while it took the DC film three weeks to reach $300 million worldwide, the Marvel film has been able to make that much money in three days. This weekend’s only new title in super-release has grossed around $180 million domestically, and it’s also grossed $150 million overseas, bringing its worldwide box office total to $330 million. dollars.

These numbers automatically launch the film to the top of the 2022 charts. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is already ranked eighth greatest film of the year at the national level and occupies the 14th place worldwide.

There’s no doubt that the Marvel movie got off to a great start… but it also wasn’t quite able to grab the brass ring mentioned earlier. Earlier this year, Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness earned $187.4 million in its first three days, and early results via The Numbers show Black Panther the suite was a bit short of that total. The silver lining is that there is a very real possibility that wakanda forever will have stronger legs and become the biggest hit in the long run.

Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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Looking back to last May, those who follow the evolution of the box office will remember that Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness didn’t have a strong second weekend – dropping a chilling 67%. It continued to make money throughout the month, but its main audience was eventually drawn to newer blockbusters like Joseph Kosinski. Top Gun: Maverick and Colin Trevorrow Jurassic World: Dominion.

The strange doctor sequel ended up doing pretty well in its theatrical run, earning $411.3 million on the big screen, but Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has plenty of upside that could eventually see it end up playing leapfrog its Marvel sibling in the box office charts. For starters, Ryan Coogler’s film received a warmer critical reception and, for what it’s worth, it also has a top rating in CinemaScore surveys (“A” vs. “B+”). Perhaps most importantly, his biggest competition won’t come until December 16, when James Cameron takes audiences back to Pandora with Avatar: The Way of the Water.

There’s a lot of excitement about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and this will most likely reverberate over the Thanksgiving holiday and into next month. It’s unlikely to end up making as much money as Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther in 2018, but it will go down as one of Marvel’s premium hits since 2020 and the onset of the pandemic.

Black Adam’s Numbers Plunge, But DC Movie Takes Another National Milestone

The arrival of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was always going to cause trouble for black adam. Both movies have the exact same primary target audience, and while there’s certainly a population of DC fans who don’t see Marvel movies, they’re certainly not the majority. As such, it’s no surprise to see Dwayne Johnson’s film – after three weeks of coasting to the top spot at the box office – see an approximate 53% weekend-over-weekend drop. .

For the first time, black adam failed to post eight-figure figures in ticket sales and had to settle for $8.6 million added to its national total. On the bright side, it pushed the film to over $150 million earned in the United States and Canada, and in the region it is now the ninth biggest film of the year (just after Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis). Now the question arises whether or not he will be able to finish the year in the Top 10, which is definitely not guaranteed at this time.

As the cast has been from the start, black adamThe box office picture looks a lot rosier if you consider the money from foreign markets. Adding to the list of milestones, over the weekend the film’s overseas figures surpassed $200 million, bringing global revenue to $352.2 million.

In super limited release, Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans has a crazy average per theater

Whereas Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was the massive movie new to wide release this weekend, last Friday also saw one of this year’s big prestige titles hit the big screen: Steven Spielberg The Fabelmans. The autobiographical drama will be in theaters nationwide in time for Thanksgiving later this month, but it’s launched in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, and it’s done pretty well in those locations.

Given its extremely limited release, The Fabelmans didn’t make that weekend’s Top 10, but it still ended up being the fourteenth biggest film in the country with $161,000 earned in ticket sales. Obviously, that’s not a lot of money when you consider a movie’s budget, but that’s an impressive amount of revenue for just four theaters. Running the numbers, that’s $40,250 per location, and that’s a number that almost matches what Black Panther: Wakanda still made in over 4,000.

Looking ahead to next weekend, it won’t surprise anyone when the new Marvel blockbuster returns to the top spot, but some interesting titles will be hitting the big time, including Mark Mylod’s horror flick. The menu and Maria Schrader’s docu-fiction She says. Head back here to CinemaBlend on Sunday to see how they shake up the Top 10 and check out all the features set to release in the rest of the year with our 2022 movie release schedule.