Led By ‘Wonka,’ Holiday Films Push 2023 Box Office Past $9 Billion

While nothing at the box office is performing as strong as “Avatar: The Way of Water,” the current pack of films in theaters, led by Warner Bros.’ “Wonka,” has pushed 2023’s domestic annual total past $9 billion on the final weekend of the year. Industry estimates have overall grosses for the weekend reaching $118 million, … Read more

‘All of Us Strangers’ Dances Into Specialty Box Office With $33,000 Theater Average

The specialty box office saw several films try to carve out a niche for themselves during the holiday weekend, including Searchlight’s “All of Us Strangers,” Andrew Haigh’s dreamlike LGBTQ romance that earned $132,156 from four theaters in New York and Los Angeles. That gives the film an average of just over $33,000, consistent with limited … Read more

‘Aquaman 2’ Struggles Ashore With $40 Million Christmas Box Office Opening

Warner Bros./DC’s “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is leading the box office with a $40 million 4-day box office opening. But with middling audience reception, the final installment of the DC Extended Universe isn’t showing as much promise as other films farther down the charts. “Aquaman 2” is already behind its $1 billion-plus 2018 predecessor, … Read more

‘Wonka’ Earns a Mildly Sweet $39 Million Box Office Opening

Warner Bros.’ “Wonka” is off to a solid start at the box office, grossing $39 million from 4,203 theaters and earning positive word-of-mouth from critics and audiences as it looks to leg out through the holidays and into January. “Wonka” will need legs as it sports a reported $125 million budget before marketing costs. Prior … Read more