Box Office: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever dominates again in quiet week

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This weekend, the Australian box office made $8.68 million

This weekend, the Australian box office made $8.68 million, down -32% from last week’s $12.89 million.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has dominated the charts, bringing in $5.57 million in its second week. The highly-anticipated Marvel sequel was without Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the first Black Panther film and who died, aged 43, in 2020.

In its fifth week, Warner Bros’ Black Adam has maintained its spot at second, bringing in $568k. The 11th instalment in the DC Extended Universe stars Dwayne Johnson (who also served as a producer) as the titular character alongside Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.

Maintaining its spot at third is Universal’s Mrs Harris Goes to Paris. The comedy-drama tells the story of a war-widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress. The film is based on the novel Mrs Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico and stars Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville.

In its debut week, Universal’s She Said has claimed fourth, grossing $410k. The film follows the New York Times investigation that exposed Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse and sexual misconduct against women and is based on the 2019 book by reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

Another new entry to the box office charts was Drishyam 2, grossing $378k. The Indian Hindi-language crime thriller is a remake of 2021 Malayalam film of the same name and also the sequel to Drishyam (2015).

Falling out of the box office top five this week was One Piece Film: Red and Smile.

#1, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, $5,573,182

The superhero film is the sequel to Black Panther (2018) and the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Winston Duke. The film sees the leaders of Wakanda fight to protect their nation in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. The film averaged $8,031 across 694 screens and has grossed $18.56 to date.

#2, Black Adam, $568,923

Black Adam is a superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the powers of the Egyptian gods and imprisoned just as quickly, Black Adam is freed from his tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. In its fourth week, the film averaged $2,069 across 275 screens. So far, the film has grossed $17.79 million.

#3, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, $492,137

This historical comedy-drama is the third film adaption of the 1958 novel Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris. Mrs. Harris sets off to Paris to buy her very own designer gown and in the process finds a whole new outlook on life. In its fourth week, the film averaged $1,543 across 319 screens and has grossed $6.46 million to date. 

#4, She Said, $410,745

The film centres around New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor breaking one of the most important stories in a generation – a story that helped ignite a movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood. In its first week, the film averaged $1,383 across 287 screens. 

#5, Drishyam 2, $378,875

The film averaged $7,149 across 53 screens. 

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