‘Black Adam’ leads silent box office and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is desperately awaited: Warner Bros. Dwayne Johnson’s DC Superhero Movie The fate of “Black Adam” at the box office seems to weaken. Now all eyes are on the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira. Ryan Coogler helmed Wakanda Forever, which premieres Nov. 11, is expected to push the box office above $200 million for the first time since July and provide some relief from the lackluster fall box office.
“Black Adam” surpassed $35.4 million in its third week, dropping a massive 39% in its third weekend to collect $18.5 million in ticket sales in North America . It’s been another quiet time in theaters as theater operators eagerly await Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which seeks to reinvigorate the lackluster fall box office when it opens Nov. 11.
After three weeks of release, Black Adam has grossed $137.3 million and $319 million worldwide, beating Birds of prey and the latest DCEU release The Suicide Squad. It’s heading for a lifetime box office gross from Shazam!, sitting at $366 million worldwide.
Second, a new animated musical titled “One Piece Movie: Redraised $9.475 million. It’s the 15th feature film in the multi-media franchise that debuted as a manga in 1999, and it’s already broken Japanese box office records since it opened in August.
Universal’s Julia Roberts and George Clooney have fun at their destination‘Ticket to Heaven,’ a rom-com fell just 14% in its third weekend to clinch third place with $8.5 million. In a much-needed break from the romantic comedy genre, Ticket to Paradise’s total gross is $46.7 million domestically and $137.2 million worldwide on an estimated budget of $60 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Just like the cult of the killer clown Terrifier 2 defied gravity at the box office during the month of Halloween, Paramount’s psychological horror “Smile”, unironically brings a smile to the box office to gross $4 million this week, bringing its domestic total to $99 million. “Smile” has surpassed $200 million worldwide – a stellar figure for a film with a budget of $17 million.
Some of the year’s top Oscar contenders are struggling at the box office. It includes James Gray’s “Armageddon Time,” which grossed $810,000 for Focus Features. “Tár”, starring Cate Blanchett as the acclaimed bandleader, grossed $670,000 for a five-week total of $3.7 million.