Saturday morning: Update for more analysis and charting Avatar: Water Road Looks great in its third weekend after friday beat its evening ratings with $24.4 million, + 27% from a week ago. This puts James Cameron’s film in a race for duration $67.8M 3-day weekend, +7% of last weekend’s Christmas period, 4-day potential between $87M – $92M per industry estimate. On the higher end of this range, Avatar 2 It may see a decrease of -4% from what it was on Dec 23-26 at $95.6 million. In this range, by Monday, Avatar 2 will exceed a total of 18 days of its total comp, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, that was $440.9 million By then with a total of between $450 million – $446 million. at this level, Avatar 2 It will easily outpace the running total Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Which looks set to stand at around $440 million by Monday. A conservative estimate Avatar 2sesh iii $77M More than 4 days, that would get it $435.1 millionand we see that as 1% in the back Rogue One By Monday EOD.
The film rings in a healthy new year for the show driving a gross domestic market of $104.2 million through Friday and Sunday, which is 5% higher than its 2022 New Years weekend when Spider-Man: No way home All titles resulted in $98.9 million.
Together with a Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverFriday the Eighth rose from $1.8 million, Disney, along with all the money from its title Searchlight and 20th Century Studios, to $1.96 billion at the domestic box office for 2022. You can read more about our look back at the box office year here.
Although we could see 2023 at the 2023 box office of $9 billion, +22%, and despite the success of Avatar 2 Here, Wall Street was tough on AMC’s premiere movie chain, as the chain ended in 2022 with a share price of $4.07, down from its yearly high of $34.30. It comes on the heels of AMC planning a reverse stock split, selling $110 million of outstanding APE shares. The Street is clearly evaluating the bidder in terms of debt and earnings, not the future recovery of the industry. They should know that AMC ruled the 2022 domestic market as the number one circuit with more than $1.7 billion (23% market share) per industry accounts, ahead of second place Regal which brought in $1.2 billion (16.4% market share). AMC Burbank will be the highest-grossing theater with nearly $18 million at the box office for the year, followed by AMC Empire as the number two theater in the US with $14.5 million.
Los Angeles ranked first in the movie market in 2022 with $571M+ (8% of total market share) with New York coming in second with $446M in ticket sales (6.3% of total market share). Dallas was a notable market this year (and during the entire pandemic) ranking third for the year with $226 million at the box office (3.2% of total market share).
Universal/Dreamworks Animation Puss in Boots: Last Wish Still the runner-up champion at the box office with A.J $6.46 million Friday, +70% from last week, $15.95M 3 days, +28%, 4 days $21.1 million and total total $65.5 million.
Friday evening update: Avatar by water3rd friday on the way to $22M+which is up 15% from Friday the Second’s $19.2 million a week earlier, and will set the total for the 15-day segment roughly 380 million dollars. Today’s total is also greater than Rogue OneThird Friday, $18.2 million. This appears to be shaping up for a 3rd weekend of 3 days from $57Mand -10% and 4 days, 75 million dollars, and maybe a little more in 4,202 theaters. By EOD Monday, January 2, 20th Century Studios/Disney/Lightstorm hopes to stand at 433.1 million dollars in the United States.
Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots: Last Wish Looking forward to a 2nd Friday of $5.3M, +39% over last week, 3D of $13.3M (+7%), 4D of $17.7M in 4,121 theaters, and a running total within 13 days of $62.1 million-33% behind singing 2 for the same point in time.
Disney / Marvel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever On Friday the eighth sees around $1.6 million3 days from $4.7 million (+ 33%), 4 days $6.4 million and the total run in its eighth weekend $439.3M. The sequel is in play in 2,310 theaters.
Sony / Persuasive Pictures / Black Label Media’s I wanna Dance With Somebody Sees a second Friday of $1.3M, -35%, and a second weekend of $1.3M. 3.7 million dollars-22% and 4 days from $4.9 million 11 days in total $15.4 million. Biography of Whitney Houston has been booked in 3,625 theaters.
Paramount/C2’s Babylon in 3,351 theaters seeing $850,000 today, $2.9 million For the second weekend, -19%, and 4 days from $3.3M 11 days total hike $10.7 million. The film would soon surpass Guillermo del Toro’s lifetime domestic gross Nightmare Alley A dark, high-brow R-rated adult title from last Christmas that finished at $11.3 million. Nightmare Alley It was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Preceding Friday morning: It was another $20 million day for James Cameron Avatar: Water Way, So big that it was the biggest regular Thursday box office take of the year after the sequel took in on Dec. 22 at $14.6 million. Top Gun: MaverickTotal June 2. The film’s current gross is $358 million, the 3-day run is projected to be around $50 million, and will cross the $400 million New Year’s Day threshold for each box office source. Saturday New Year’s Eve is not expected to be as depressing as Christmas Eve was a week ago.
So far, the Disney/20th Century Studios/Lightstorm movie has the following daily records for 2022: highest-grossing Thursday grossing, second-highest-grossing Thursday of the year, first-second-highest Tuesday, and first- and third-highest Wednesday.
Thursday’s global total was $67.9 million. BO’s total overseas volumes are US$810.6 million – a superior figure Top Gun: Maverick$770 million to become the #1 international release of 2022 and #2 overseas MPA title in the age of a pandemic. The global running total of Avatar 2 1.168 billion dollars.
We hear Comscore is down this morning, preventing others from reporting the numbers. Obviously, Disney didn’t have any issues.
We’ll have more updates for you as they come in.
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