‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Dominates Box Office, #MeToo Drama ‘She Said’ Struggles

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever topped the box office for a second straight week. (Credit: Marvel)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever topped the box office for a second straight weekend after earning another $67.3 million.

The Marvel blockbuster now has a two-week total to $287.9 million through Sunday, according to Comscore. Overseas, the sequel has made $258 million, adding up to a global total to date of $546 million.

The film reunites much of the original creative team, including director Ryan Coogler and key cast members including Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, and Letitia Wright.

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She Said (Credit: Universal Pictures)
She Said follows the New York Times investigation into Harvey Weinstein (Credit: Universal Pictures)

In second place at the domestic box office was Searchlight Picture’s culinary satire The Menu, which opened with $9 million. The film from director Mark Mylod received excellent reviews from critics and currently has a 90 percent positive score on Rotten Tomatoes. It features an international cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult, Anya Taylor-Joy, Janet McTeer, John Leguizamo, Reed Birney, and Judith Light.

The Chosen Season 3: Episodes 1 & 2, a faith-based release from Fathom debuted in third place with $8.2 million.

Black Adam was fourth with $4.4 million in its fifth week, followed by Ticket to Paradise with $3.2 million in its fifth week.

The critically acclaimed Universal Pictures release She Said about the New York Times investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s sex scandals opened in sixth place with a disappointing $2.2 million. The film is playing in 2,022 locations and rang up a meager $1,113 per theater average.

The drama tells the story of reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke the story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence surrounding sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood.

The film from director Maria Schrader stars Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan alongside Zoe Kazan. The cast also includes Patricia Clarkson and Andre Braugher.

Despite its poor showing, She Said has received strong reviews. It has an 88 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and an “A” CinemaScore from audiences.

Check out the box office chart below from Comscore.

Comscore Box Office Report for week of Nov. 20, 2022. (Credit: Comscore)