The Northern America market ushered in the Thanksgiving Day slot last weekend, but it was dismal overall, with a $92.9 million total not quite as good as last week’s $101 million and a five-day estimate of $133 million.
Compared to the $181 million for three days and $262 million for five days in the 2019 Thanksgiving season before the epidemic, the Northern America market is not talking about a full recovery.
This year’s Thanksgiving season three new films Disney animation ‘Strange World’, Netflix suspense ‘Knives Out 2’ and Sony war film ‘Devotion’ are all no match for the third week of release ‘Black Panther : Wakanda Forever’, which achieved a triple win with $45.9 million. Northern America accumulated over $360 million.
Disney’s animated ‘Strange World’ only got $11.9 million at the box office in its three-day opening weekend, with a five-day Thanksgiving estimate at $18.6 million.
This is the worst performance of Disney Animation Studios since 2011 (‘Raya and The Last Dragon’ was released during the worst of the epidemic and is not counted for now).
The film was not only disastrous in Northern America, but also had a global opening weekend of only $27.8 million in first week box office results, and only $9.2 million in the first weekend in 43 overseas markets.
A source told the media that ‘Strange World’ investment is estimated at $180 million, with a break-even line of $360 million worldwide box office.
According to the current trend, the film’s global box office to hit 100 million dollars are difficult, Disney will lose more than 140 million dollars.
‘Strange World’ also had average word-of-mouth, with a CinemaScore audience rating of B, the lowest rating in the studio’s history and very rare for a family property animation work.
The film’s rotten tomatoes are 74% fresh, the popcorn index is 61%, and the IMDb score is as low as 5.3.
‘Black Panther : Wakanda Forever’ took in a $45.9 million weekend in its third week, out of a five-day forecast of $64 million. The decline was 31% in the third weekend, compared with a 63% decline in the second weekend.
Currently the film Northern America accumulated 367 million U.S. dollars at the box office, temporarily ranked sixth in the year, the global cumulative box office of 675 million U.S. dollars.
Thanksgiving stall biggest surprise is surprisingly Netflix ‘Knives Out 2’, the film just opened in 696 theaters, got $9.4 million three-day box office, Thanksgiving Day five days is expected to $13.28 million box office up, ranked third.
In contrast, ‘Strange World’ opened in as many as 4,174 theaters, with ‘Knives Out 2’ at $13,000 per theater and ‘Strange World’ at only $0.29 million per theater.
The last ‘Knives Out’ was released by Lionsgate on Thanksgiving Day 2019 with $26.8 million over three days and $41.4 million over five days. The film ended up with $165 million at the Northern America box office and $312 million worldwide.
But the main battleground for ‘Knives Out 2’ is still streaming Netflix, which will go live on Dec. 23.
Sony’s new release ‘Devotion’ opened in 3,405 theaters with $5.96 million in its three-day opening weekend and an estimated $9 million for the five-day Thanksgiving season, placing fourth.
For this war film with an investment of 90 million US dollars, this is a very unsatisfactory figure. The freshness of the film Rotten Tomatoes is 79%, the popcorn index is 93%, and the IMDb score is 7.0.
The thriller ‘The Menu’ got $5.2 million in its second week of release to rank fifth, and the film accumulated $18.67 million in Northern America and $33.47 million worldwide.
This week’s new films
‘Violent Night’ action film Universal distribution
Directed by Tommy Wirkola
Starring: David Harbour
Plot: A group of mercenaries attack a wealthy family’s estate and Santa must step up to save them (and Christmas).