“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” continues to rule the box office.
The Marvel Studios sequel was No. 1 once again, this time picking up $17.6 million last weekend. It was the superhero movie’s sixth consecutive weekend at the top.
“Violent Night,” an R-rated film about Santa Claus (David Harbour) defending a wealthy family against mercenaries, opened in second place with $13.3 million.
The animated “Strange World” dropped to third place in its second weekend. It grossed $4.9 million.
“The Menu,” a horror thriller, placed fifth with $3.56 million.
“Devotion,” based on the true story about Ensign Jesse Brown and Lt. Tom Hudner during the Korean War, was in fourth place with $2.8 million.
“I Heard the Bells,” the story behind the Christmas carol and writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, opened in sixth place with $1.8 million.
“Black Adam,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the anti-hero, placed seventh with $1.67 million.
“Bones and All” placed ninth with $1.91 million.
Placing 10th was “Ticket to Paradise,” starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney. The romantic comedy grossed $849,825.