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‘Wonka’ Movie Earns $3.5 Million in Thursday Previews – Deadline

‘Wonka’ Movie Earns $3.5 Million in Thursday Previews – Deadline

Warner Bros. Wonka It grossed $3.5 million in previews from 3,500 sites. Timothée Chalamet’s musical expands to 4,203 theaters with an eye on a $30 million to $40 million opening.

Interestingly enough comp wise, Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse It opened in the same location in mid-December in 2018, pulling in a $3.5 million preview on Thursday, three days before its $35 million cume. That picture grossed more than 5x at the domestic box office with $190.2 million.

Wonka It’s one of three big pictures coming from Warners in which the Burbank studio is expected to take the top three spots at the domestic box office during Christmas week. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Arrives next weekend with expectations between $ 45 million and $ 50 million for a four-day, and Violet on December 25 with an expected opening day of $8 million.

Wonka This is arguably the first Hollywood tentpole to get an exciting marketing campaign six weeks ago. Other films like Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Song Of Songbirds And Snakes, Although it had a temporary agreement with SAG-AFTRA, it only had about a week to offer a last-minute cast after the end of the actors’ strike in November. Disney Wonders He had two days with his crew before opening.

Wonka It has an 83% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The early audience exit on Comscore/Screen Engine’s PostTrak is strong with a positive 84% and 63% definitely recommended with 5 stars from parents and kids under 12. Last night’s audience was 52% men, 48% women, 33% men over 25, 30% women over 25, 22% women under 25, and 16% men under 25.

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After Chalamet was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor Call me by your name In 2018, there was a mad campaign by Hollywood to make him a box office star. At $41 million, Warner Bros./Legendary’s Sand dunes It remains his best US opening with $41 million; This pic’s theatrical debut is on a day-and-date basis with HBO Max, undercutting its full commercial potential. Several sources believe so Sand Dunes: Part Two During the first weekend of March 2024, this will be the pillar of support that will finally ignite the year.

Elsewhere at the box office, Gkids and Studio Ghibli The boy and the heron It grossed $970,000 yesterday, -26% from Wednesday for an $18 million first week in 2,205 theaters. The Hayao Miyazaki-directed animated film is expected to drop around -50% this weekend with around $6 million.

Song of songbirds and snakes In 3,665 theaters, Thursday saw a fourth week of $830,000, down 12% from Wednesday, for a fourth week of $13.1 million and a total of $139.4 million.

Toho Godzilla minus one It was booked in 2,540 theaters and had a second Thursday gross of $750,000, down 22% from Wednesday, ending the second week with $12.3 million, and current earnings of $29.3 million.

I started to understand Christmas with the chosen one Tuesday in 2,128 theaters it earned $689,000 on opening day, $486,000 on Wednesday, and $560,000 on Thursday for a grand total of $1.7 million.

AMC Renaissance: A Beyoncé Film It returned for its third Thursday yesterday, after resting from Monday to Wednesday, with a total of $485,000 for a cume of $29 million.

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