Avatar: The Way of Water repeats in first as the top three make gains
Avatar: The Way of Water came in first place again at the weekend box office increasing its gross from the previous week. All of the top three films did exactly that. The Avatar sequel grossed an estimated $63.4 million. Domestically, the film has now earned $440.5 million. At the international box office, the movie grossed $355.2 million over the week. There, it now stands at $956.9 million. Worldwide, the movie has grossed $1.397 billion after just three weeks.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish made some impressive gains increasing 31.2% from the previous week. It grossed $16.3 million to bring its domestic gross to $66.1 million, a nice boost after a stumble out of the gate. Internationally, the film also did well grossing $36.3 million over the week, doubling the debut weekend. Worldwide, the film has now grossed $134.9 million.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever made an impressive 38.3% gain to gross $4.8 million. Domestically, the film has now grossed $439.6 million. Internationally, the movie added about $6.7 million over the week and now stands at $380.5 million. Worldwide, the movie has grossed $820.1 million.
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody slipped to fourth place with an estimated $4.3 million. Domestically, it has grossed $16 million after two weekends. It added $10.5 million over the week to bring its international total to $13.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $29.1 million.
Babylon rounded out the top five with $2.7 million to lift its domestic gross to $11 million. No international total has been reported.
In comic film news…
Black Adam looks like it domestic run has ended grossing just under $167.9 million. Over the week the international total held steady at $223.4 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $391.3 million.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time looks to have ended its run. Domestically, it has grossed $810,744. Internationally, the film has already grossed $92.9 million for a worldwide gross of $93.7 million.
The week’s overall box office success…
Numbers have 38 films earning $103,193,592 from 25,490 theaters. That’s a gain from last weekend’s $94,674,770 from 25,317 theaters and 28 films. The average earning was $4,048.40 this past weekend, a slight gain from last weekend’s $3,739.57.