Saidi’s Take – 10/25/2022

Hello everyone,

  • This past weekend the box office came roaring back to life with “Black Adam” making a good $67 million and “Ticket to Paradise” making a pretty good $16 million.  Overall, the weekend made $113 million which was the 3rd highest non-summer and non-holiday weekend of the year and the best weekend since mid-July.
  • However, the box office might be going back into a lull for the next 2 weeks.  Next weekend there’s only one wide release – the horror/thriller “Prey for the Devil” – and a couple small releases opening wider.  The following weekend there’s NO wide releases scheduled.  However, people are predicting “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will have a HUGE opening in 3 weeks.  The current estimates are $175 million opening weekend.
  • Worldwide “Black Adam” did $140 million so internationally it made just a little over what it did domestically.  “Ticket to Paradise” added to it’s already decent international box office.  It’s almost at $100 million worldwide now.
  • Finally, just in time for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in 3 weeks, the trailer for the NEXT Marvel movie – “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” – premiered online today.  The movie opens Feb 2023.  It has a glimpse of yet another big name actor joining the Marvel Universe – Bill Murray.  Also, “Kang” – a character from the “Loki” TV series – makes his big screen debut in this movie.

Finally, a little bit of humor….

If it’s parents with a lot of young children watching – they might consider “Frozen 2” a horror movie because they have to watch it over and over.