⭐️Movie Box Office + Trivia, Nov. 11-13⭐️
Movie box office results for the Nov. 11-13 weekend (all amounts US$) plus IMDb trivia:
1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ($180M)
— Director/co-writer Ryan Coogler says making this film without the late Chadwick Boseman, his friend and hero, was the hardest thing he's ever done. Boseman died of cancer in August 2020 at age 43.
2. Black Adam ($8.6M)
— An already gruesome film was originally going to have a lot more deaths, but that would have landed it with an "R" rating stateside. Cuts were made to bring it down to the family-friendlier PG-13 rating.
3. Ticket to Paradise ($6.1M)
— George Clooney and Julia Roberts played a divorced couple with renewed ardour in Steven Soderbergh's caper pictures "Ocean's Eleven" and "Ocean's Twelve." Which makes these films almost like an extended dress rehearsal for "Ticket to Paradise," where Clooney and Roberts play a divorced couple in a place where romance happens.
4. Lyle, Lyle Crocodile ($3.2M)
— In a "True or False?" promo quiz for the movie, Australian wildlife expert Robert Irwin asked actors Shawn Mendes and Javier Bardem to vote on whether crocodiles can hold their breath underwater for eight hours. Correct answer: true.
5. Smile ($2.3M)
— Aussie actor Caitlin Stasey plays a character named Laura in this film and also the short film that spawned it, "Laura Hasn't Slept." She was part of the Australian Girls Choir in a Qantas commercial, singing "I Still Call Australia Home." 🌓
Sources: Box Office Mojo, IMDb.com, Wikipedia