‘Wakanda Forever’ Dominates Box Office For Second Weekend In A Row


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever topped the weekend box office for the second time in a row, while She Said—the movie about the New York Times’ investigation into Harvey Weinstein—fell flat in its debut weekend.

Key Facts

After two weekends, Wakanda Forever has earned nearly $288 million at the domestic box office and over $546 million worldwide.

She Said—which stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan—was projected to make around $5 million, according to The Wrap.

Despite its low turnout, She Said has an 88% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and an 85% score from fans, and is considered to be a possible Best Picture nominee at the Oscars.

Another Best Picture possibility, Bones & All, earned just $120,000 in its limited domestic opening—it was shown in just five theaters before it opens more broadly this week, ahead of Thanksgiving.

Weekend Box Office Domestic Grosses (est.)

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Week 2)—$67.3 million
  2. The Menu (Week 1)—$9 million
  3. The Chosen Season 3: Episode 1 & 2 (Week 1)$8.2 million
  4. Black Adam (Week 5)—$4.8 million
  5. Ticket To Paradise (Week 5)—$3.2 million
  6. She Said (Week 1)—$2.2 million
  7. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Week 7)—$1.9 million
  8. Smile (Week 8)—$1.1 million
  9. Prey For The Devil (Week 4)—$935,000
  10. The Banshees Of Inisherin (Week 5)—$703,000

Key Background

Wakanda Forever, the sequel to 2018’s Black Panther, earned the second-largest domestic opening of the year last weekend with $181 million. It fell behind the original movie, which earned $202 in its domestic debut. It also couldn’t top Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which had a domestic opening this year of $187 million.

Further Reading

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Ranks No. 1 In Opening Weekend—And Second-Biggest This Year (Forbes)

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’: Strong Preview Sales May Mean Biggest Opening Of The Year— But Can It Top ‘Doctor Strange’? (Forbes)

Awards Season Is Here: When To See Biggest Movies Of The Year And Awards Shows (Forbes)

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadellatto/2022/11/21/wakanda-forever-dominates-box-office-for-second-weekend-in-a-row/