‘Wakanda Forever’ & ‘Strange World’ To Lead Disney Over Thanksgiving Box Office – Deadline

Call it a holiday tradition as common as sweet potatoes on the Thanksgiving table, but Disney will again rule the length of the five-day holiday after victories in 2016 (Moana), 2017 (Cook), 2018 (Ralph breaks the Internet), 2019 (Frozen 2) and last year (Enchanting), such as Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverthe third weekend of the look to do $40 million on Wednesday through Sunday and on Disney Animation The strange world he hopes to squeeze 30 M$+. All of this comes as Bob Iger is reinstated as Disney CEO and the studio’s distribution czar Kareem Daniel exits.

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It is not exactly the best result for a Disney family film that launches in the frame of 5 days, a figure that is below last year. Enchanting which made $40.5 million. Part of the dilemma with The strange world it’s the fact that it’s original animation, which is also a hard sell. The film follows a family of explorers, the Clades, as they venture into an uncharted and treacherous land alongside a diverse crew that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog and a host of ravenous creatures.

STRANGE WORLD, from left: Callisto Mal (voice: Lucy Liu), Jaeger Clade (voice: Dennis Quaid), Searcher Clade (voice: Jake Gyllenhaal), Splat, Ethan Clade (voice: Jaboukie Young-White), Meridian Clade (front ). , voice: Gabrielle Union), 2022. © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

While Disney has been criticized for not being woke enough, with Chapek finding himself in his own rut with the Florida project “Don’t Say Gay,” the studio has fully embraced an LGBTQ+ plot point here with The strange world where the character Ethan (voiced by Jaboukie Young-White), has a crush on another boy in the film. Disney has not yielded to any overseas pressure in some territories to edit this content, and as Nancy Tartaglione said earlier today, the studio is taking a voluntary step in more than 20 markets, where it has not released. strange world, read Middle East, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam, East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya), West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana), Maldives, Nepal and Bangladesh. The strange world it cost $135M before P&A and the pic currently boasts a 72% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Disney is releasing the movie to Disney+ in time for Christmas, which is not the case Wakanda Forever, which has a longer theatrical window. While The strange worldThe marketing did not include anything about the gay character, the pic talent has been very vocal about his press tour.

The strange world hits 4,000 theaters this Wednesday with previews starting at 6 PM Tuesday. Pic’s theater count consists of 2,000 3D seats, 250+ PLF auditoriums and 100+ 4D/DBox screens. Wakanda forever finished its second weekend at 66.4 million dollars-63% for a total of ten days $287.1 million.

Going even after the family audience on Saturday at 14:00 local time in 1,200 locations are paid previews of Universal/DreamWorks Animation. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Uni held previews in advance last year during the Black Friday weekend for Sing 2.

Adult content fills the rest of the competition, and unfortunately as has been the case with many older pieces of anti-programming this fall, it’s all single digits. If something makes a result in the double millions from Wednesday to Sunday, it’s like “Wow”.

BONES AND ALL |  Official Trailer |  MGM Studios


United Artists Releasing’s expansion of Luca Guadagnino’s love cannibalism road movie Bones and all it goes from five New York and LA locations to 2,700 for what is expected $7M – $9M take more than 5 days. Women 18-34 were dominant this past weekend for Timothee Chalamet’s movie, and that’s what is expected to buy tickets. Previews at 7PM tomorrow.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). (L-R) Edward Norton as Miles, Madelyn Cline as Whiskey, and Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix © 2022.

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The wild thing about what could steal a number of adults is the preview version of Netflix in a week. Glass onion: a mystery of the knife. The sequel is reserved for 638 theaters and will only play one week, no matter how much money it makes before fading and resurfacing on the OTT service on December 23rd. Netflix tentpole – AMC, Regal and Cinemark, the latter have already played the product of the streamer. By the time Knives out 2 blame the service, theaters can book the sequel again. No preview Tuesday. Even through streamer is not reported numbers, a $6M – $8M The 5-day forecast is estimated by rival sources. Netflix spreads its holistic P&A in everything from the theater to the fall in streaming of the photo with key spots bought NFL Sunday, Yellowstone, SNL, The Walking Dead final. iSpot estimates that Netflix took about $4.3 million in spots that delivered 65 million impressions, which is about half of what Universal has already spent. The Fabelmans in his campaign until today. A brilliant 93% fresh certificate on Rotten Tomatoes for the latest sequel from Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig who returns as sleuth Benoit Blanc.



Sony has a distribution deal for Black Label Media’s Korean Navy fighter pilot Devotion, that can be seen $7M – $8M to 3,400. Previews begin tomorrow at 2:00 PM in 2,950 locations for this warped old movie starring Jonathan Majors and Top Gun: Maverickit’s Glen Powell. Pic launched at TIFF and has a current Rotten Tomatoes rating of 77% fresh.

Amblin/Universal’s Steven Spielberg autobiography The Fabelmans it goes wider on Wednesday in about 600, the outlook being in single digits over the five days. Through its ten days of release in four theaters, the family drama Pano Dano-Michelle Williams-Seth Rogen-Judd Hirsch-Gabriel LaBelle counts close to 310 thousand $.


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