Saturday, June 15, 2024

“Stranger Things” Star David Harbour Topples “Wakanda Forever” After 22 Days at Number 1, $380 Million


It had to happen sometime.

After 22 days at number 1, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has been knocked off its perch at number 1 at the box office.

On Friday night, “Violent Night,” a tongue in cheek Christmas horror film starring “Stranger Things” star David Harbour, surpassed “Wakanda” by about $450,000. In the film, Harbour plays a deranged Santa. Also featured as John Leguizamo and Beverly D’Angelo, who’s getting a lot of praise. A big name in the 80s, D’Angelo also has twins with actor Al Pacino.

Even with this demotion. “Wakanda” will hit $400 million early this coming week. Its success is based mostly on having no competition for the last three weeks.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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