DC blockbuster ‘Black Adam’ achieved a third consecutive Northern America box office win last weekend with $18.5 million, the third blockbuster to do so this year after ‘The Batman’ and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.
Japanese animation ‘ONE PIECE FILM RED’ ranked second at the box office with $9.5 million, performing surprisingly well. (Source of data for this article: Boxofficemojo)
Last weekend Northern America box office overall fell 15% ringgit, falling from $65.8 million to $57.7 million, this weekend ‘Black Panther : Wakanda Forever’ opening is expected to have a big boost.
Black Adam’ third week drop to 33% control, than ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ third week drop of 44% performance slightly better.
‘Black Adam’ currently has a cumulative Northern America box office of $137 million and a cumulative worldwide box office of $320 million.
As Japan’s biggest box office hit this year, ‘One Piece Film Red’ came to the Northern America market last weekend and opened to $9.5 million at the box office, reflecting the increased popularity of Japanese animated films in this market.
A few years ago, it was almost a pipe dream for a Japanese animated movie to open in Northern America with 2,367 theaters (including IMAX) and get around $10 million, but now it’s an everyday occurrence.
Before 2021, only two Japanese animated films had gotten an opening of $10 million or more, the Pokémon animated films released by Warner in 1999 and 2000, respectively.
After the epidemic began, Japanese animated films began to show explosive growth in Northern America, with ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie’, and ‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ both opening at over $20 million in Northern America.
This is mentioned in front of several than, last weekend opened ‘ONE PIECE FILM RED’ performance is slightly worse, but also dipped into the Japanese animation film in Northern America market outbreak dividends.
The romantic comedy ‘Ticket To Paradise’ ranked third at the box office with $8.5 million in its third week of release, with Northern America accumulating $46.73 million at the box office and $137 million worldwide.
In its sixth week of release, ‘Smile’ ranked fourth at the box office with $4 million, and Northern America accumulated $99.1 million for a worldwide total of $202 million.
The film is set to top $100 million at the Northern America box office this week, the third horror film to reach that goal since 2019. The film’s investment is only $17 million, and the distributor, Paramount, is probably stealing the show.
Horror film ‘Prey for the Devil’ ranked fifth at the box office with $3.87 million the following week, Northern America accumulated $13.64 million and $18.81 million worldwide.
This week’s new films
‘Black Panther : Wakanda Forever’ superhero Disney release
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Starring: Letitia Michelle Wright, Tenoch Huerta, Angela Bassett and more
Plot: After the unfortunate death of King T’Challa, the “Black Panther”, Shuri, Okoye, M’Baku and others fight to protect Wakanda.
As the Wakandans strive to embrace their new chapter, they must unite with the help of Nakia and Everett K. Ross to forge a new path for the Kingdom of Wakanda and meet the threat of Prince Namor and the Undersea Kingdom.
‘The Fabelmans’ Spot Screening Plot Universal Distribution
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring: Gabriel LaBelle, Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen
Plot: Spielberg’s semi-autobiography, the film focuses on the hero’s formative years and his relationship with his parents.