Box Office: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ And ‘Violent Night’ Carry A Quiet Post-Thanksgiving Weekend

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever– $17.5M/$393.7M

For the fourth week in a row, Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever held on to the top spot. Even on a quiet post-Thanksgiving week it managed to snag $17.5M, bringing the domestic total to $393M. Worldwide it has risen to $733M.

2. Violent Night (review)- $13.3M

The film I thought might push Black Panther out of #1, Violent Night, still managed to perform well with a $13.3M debut. The R-rated holiday action-comedy finds David Harbour suited up as Santa Claus who brings the pain more than he brings Christmas gifts for the kiddies. Considering it comes from the folks behind John Wick and Nobody, I’d be shocked if this wasn’t the start of an action franchise.

3. Strange World– $4.9M/$25.5M

4. The Menu– $3.5M/$24.7M

5. Devotion– $2.7M/$13.8M

6. I Heard the Bells– $1.8M/$2.5M

7. Black Adam– $1.6M/$165.1M

8. The Fabelmans– $1.2M/$5.5M

9. Bones and All– $1.1M/$6M

10. Ticket to Paradise– $849K/$66.5M

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.