Ho-ho-ho for "Violent Night" but no-no-no for "Strange World"
(L-R) "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," "Violent Night" and "Strange World" are 1, 2, 3 at the Dec. 2-4 weekend box office.
Movie box office results for the Dec. 2-4 weekend (all amounts US$) plus IMDb trivia:
1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ($17.6M)
— Derrick Boseman, brother of the late Chadwick Boseman, says he thinks his brother would have wanted Marvel Studios to recast his T'Challa character rather than make a sequel mourning his loss, as this one does. The reason? Chadwick wasn't egotistical enough to think his character should die with him.
2. Violent Night ($13.3 M)
— The same team that wrote "Sonic the Hedgehog" also penned this violent mash-up between "Die Hard," "Home Alone" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
3. Strange World ($4.9M)
— Struggling at the box office in its second weekend of release, this is the first Disney animated feature to receive a "B" grade on CinemaScore from audiences, the lowest for any animated Disney feature. The numbers are even worse: the family adventure film has earned just $25.5 million in Canada and the U.S. and $42.3 million globally, which Variety is calling "a disastrous result." The movie cost nearly $200 million to make and millions more to sell, meaning the pic will lose at least $100 million during its theatrical run.
4. The Menu ($3.6M)
— The food used in filming was inedible prop comestibles. But it looked so good, prepared by renowned French chef Dominique Crenn, the cast and crew had to be constantly reminded it wasn't safe to eat.
5. Devotion ($2.8M)
— The leather G-2 flight jacket seen in the film was not allowed to be worn off the military base. 🌓
Sources: IMDb.com, Variety, Wikipedia