Wakanda Forever’ tops box office



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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” reclaimed its crown at the top of the box office Friday.

The Marvel blockbuster, which briefly fell to second-place last weekend after leading ticket sales for three consecutive weeks, brought in $2.8 million, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo. 

The film has grossed more than $401 million domestically since its Nov. 11 opening, with an additional $339 million from international ticket sales. 

Last week’s top-earner, the Christmas-themed thriller “Violent Night,” was dragged down this week to second place, bringing in $2.4 million.

In addition to being panned as “a largely tedious cinematic lump of coal” by Rogerebert.com, the movie even proved too violent for actor John Leguizamo.

“The Menu” whetted viewers appetites for black comedy horror, coming in at third with sales of $825,000 after landing in fourth the week before. 

Disney’s “Strange World” continued to flounder, bringing in just $787,000. The House of Mouse is expected to lose $147 million over the poorly-performing animated adventure.

“Devotion,” the historical epic about the real-life friendship of Korean War veterans starring Joe Jonas, sputtered along in fifth with $600,000 in sales.