The Box Office’s Sweet Tooth Continues to Be Insatiable
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The Box Office’s Sweet Tooth Continues to Be Insatiable


Welcome to another weekly installment of Couch Potato, where I go over what went down on the big and small screens so you can be a better-informed viewer.

At the box office, Wonka continues to enjoy the sweet number one spot for its third week out of the four weeks it’s been playing in theaters. The amazing chocolatier added another $14.4 million to its domestic total with an impressive 36% hold for $164.6 total domestically and $465.8 million globally. Night Swim debuted in some shallow water at the box office with only $12 million in its opening weekend, which is especially embarrassing given that it couldn’t find a way to swim past a movie in its fourth weekend even with the built-in water wings of the horror genre’s loyal fanbase. Rounding out the “Top of the Top 10” was Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, with $10.6 million in its third weekend, which helped it pass $100 million domestically and $334.8 million globally. 

Last week’s edition of The Couch Potato included numbers for the holiday weekend, which means that the charts on Netflix are exactly the same as last week’s. If you missed it, a transcript from the article is listed below to see what’s trending on the streaming juggernaut. 

“On the Netflix charts, Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire climbed to number one with 34 million views. This bumped Leave the World Behind to second place, adding 14 million views to its total in its 4th week on the charts. Meanwhile, Pretty Woman was a surprise entry to the “Top of the Top 10” during its first week on the charts, with 8.4 million views in its own right.

Comedy reigned supreme on the streaming charts, as Ricky Gervais: Armageddon debuted at number one, proving that stand-up comedy still has a prominent place on the platform. This bumped even a series like My Life with the Walter Boys to second place, which still enjoyed 41 million hours viewed in its fourth week on the charts. The final episodes of The Crown rounded out the “Top of the Top 10” this week, likely ending its impressive seven-week run with 31 million hours viewed this week.”

Next week, we’ll see just how fetch the musical adaptation of Mean Girls is to audiences two decades later. The Beekeeper also joins the group for the action fans out there, so we’ll see how well that fares at the box office. 

Stay tuned for that, and until next time, happy viewing!

Special to The Central Observer, Elton Allen

About the Author

Elton Allen is thrilled to be a contributing author on The Central Observer.  As a proud native of Central Jersey, he looks forward to getting to help out a publication based right out of his backyard. He proudly runs the Couch Potato Corner and our Health & Wellness section. His professional writing background spans nearly a decade and covers a variety of industries, including healthcare, marketing, career counseling, entertainment, and more. 

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