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Warner Bros. Dominates the Christmas Weekend Box Office – The Central Observer
Warner Bros. Dominates the Christmas Weekend Box Office
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Warner Bros. Dominates the Christmas Weekend Box Office 

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.

Christmas created a four-day weekend for the box office due to its falling on a Monday this year, which is how all the totals will be calculated. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom opened at number one with $38.3 million domestically and $120.1 million globally during its opening weekend. This bumped Wonka down to second place, adding $28.3 million domestically to its $254.9 million global total. Rounding out the “Top of the Top 10” was The Color Purple, with an $18.1 million domestic total, which is doubly impressive given that it only had Christmas Day itself in theaters to work with. This paints an optimistic picture of its potential to climb higher on the charts in its second week. As for the rest of the box office, other newcomers to the charts included Migration, The Iron Claw, Anyone But You, The Boys in the Boat, and Ferrari, which unfortunately could not find themselves in the “Top of the Top 10” this week.

Over on the Netflix charts, Leave the World Behind leads the pack for the movies chart during its second week in a row, adding 44 million views to its total in an impressive win for the Obamas. This completely blew second-place contender Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget out of the water with only 11 million views in its debut weekend. Rounding out the “Top of the Top 10” was Leo, with 9 million views in its fourth week on the charts. Adam Sandler has proven to be an absolute powerhouse for Netflix, whether he’s actually on camera or not. 

As far as shows are concerned, My Life with the Walter Boys continues to have an impressive debut for its first season, climbing to first place on the charts in its second week with an additional 97 million hours viewed. The Crown earned itself second place this weekend after dropping its final six episodes to the tune of 50 million hours viewed. Speaking of noteworthy debuts, Obliterated continues to find itself in the “Top of the Top 10” as it rounds it out this week in third place with 35 million hours viewed in its third weekend on the charts. With no announcement for a season two yet, the team behind the show is likely hopeful that this long run at the top of the charts will help their case.

Next week, Hollywood is joining the rest of corporate America in taking the week off, so you can catch up on any of the handful of releases from this weekend. It’ll be interesting to see if there are any shakeups as far as the “Top of the Top 10” is concerned, especially as The Color Purple gets to have its first full weekend 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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