DVD Release DateWonka triumphs at weekend box office, Poor Things enters Top 10

Wonka triumphs at weekend box office, Poor Things enters Top 10

  • Wonka earns $39 million domestically and $112 million overseas for a global total of $151.4 million in its opening weekend
  • Film receives positive reviews and an “A-” CinemaScore from fans
  • Poor Things makes the Top 10 in limited release, averaging $15,549 per theater

The latest Warner Bros. film, Wonka, exceeded expectations during its opening weekend, earning the No. 1 spot domestically with an estimated $39 million, according to The Numbers.

Timothée Chalamet’s portrayal of Willy Wonka delighted moviegoers, contributing to the film’s impressive international box office numbers which reached $112.4 million, resulting in a global total of $151.4 million.

While this is a significant achievement, the biggest hit of the year remains Barbie, also from Warner Bros., which brought in $162 million domestically on its opening weekend. Wonka opened in over 4,200 venues in the US, making an average of $9,279 per theater.

Wonka’s “A-” CinemaScore indicates fan satisfaction with director Paul King’s prequel to the beloved 1971 film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The movie has also been well-received by critics, earning an impressive Tomatometer rating of 84%.

Other notable box office results include The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes earning $5.8 million domestically and The Boy and the Heron taking $5.2 million. Godzilla Minus One brought in $4.9 million, while Trolls Band Together made $4 million. Additionally, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things expanded its limited release to 82 theaters, grossing $1.28 million for a remarkable per-theater average of $15,549.

Wonka is now playing exclusively in movie theaters worldwide.