Friday, April 19, 2024

Box Office: Warner’s “Wonka” Wins Friday with $11 Mil, Looks at Delicious Weekend


“Wonka” is being devoured.

The prequel starring Timothee Chalamet has banked $14.4 million on Thursday and Friday. Weekend total should be around $35 million.

The best news us that early audiences like it a lot. Exit interviews showed a Cinemascore of A minus. Wonka was popular at every demo. So a bright holiday season is ahead.

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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