She Said Bombs at Box Office as Black Panther 2 Pulls in Another $67.3 Million

The Marvel sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is having another very dominant weekend at the box office while She Said is flopping with its theatrical premiere. Directed by Maria Schrader and penned by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, She Said is inspired by the real-life New York Times investigation into the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan respectively star as Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the reporters who pursued the story.

Having its world premiere at the New York Film Festival last month, She Said was a critical hit and was even garnering some early Oscar buzz. Even with its status as an Oscar contender, however, audiences weren’t coming out en masse to see the film upon its premiere this weekend. It is opening with $2.25 million, coming nowhere close to recouping its budget of $32 million. It’s hard to say exactly why most filmgoers are avoiding the movie, but it could be that many are hoping to find an escape from reality in something exciting like a superhero film over rehashing the real-life horrors of Weinstein’s crimes.

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Another movie also debuted this weekend to land in a respectable spot. The Menu, from director Mark Mylod, premiered at No. 2 after pulling in $9 million. The R-rated movie overcame the theatrical screening of the first two episodes of The Chosen’s third season, which screened in theaters courtesy of Fathom Events; this pulled in $8.21 million. The Rock’s superhero epic Black Adam falls to No. 4 with its fifth weekend in theaters, gaining another $4.4 million. The George Clooney and Julia Roberts rom-com Ticket to Paradise rounds out the top five with its haul of $3.2 million in domestic theaters.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Is a Huge Hit

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever pulled in another $67.3 million with its second weekend in theaters, firmly staying high at the top spot at the box office. It is now up to nearly $288 million total domestically after opening to an astonishing $181 million. When we factor in the overseas ticket sales, the film is up to $496.8 million worldwide.

You can see more detailed box office information at The Numbers, and you can view the full top 10 list for the domestic weekend numbers below.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – $67.3 million The Menu – $9 million The Chosen Season 3: Episodes 1 & 2 – $8.21 million Black Adam – $4.48 million Ticket to Paradise – $3.2 million She Said – $2.25 million Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile – $1.9 million Smile – $1.14 million Drishyam 2 – $1.05 million Prey for the Devil – $935,000