“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has held on tight to its throne at the box office.
The Marvel Studios sequel was No. 1 for the seventh weekend in a row, this time picking up $11.1 million.
“Violent Night,” an R-rated film about Santa Claus (David Harbour) defending a wealthy family against mercenaries, remained in second place last weekend with $8.7 million.
The animated “Strange World” stayed in third place in its third weekend. It grossed $3.6 million.
“The Menu,” a horror thriller, placed fourth with $2.7 million.
“Devotion,” based on the true story about Ensign Jesse Brown and Lt. Tom Hudner during the Korean War, was in fifth place with $1.99 million.
“Black Adam,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the anti-hero, placed sixth with $1.34million.
“The Fabelmans,” the Steven Spielberg-directed film about an adolescent filmmaker in post-World War II Arizona, placed seventh with $1.18 million.
“Met Opera: The Hours” placed eighth with $791,374.
“I Heard the Bells,” the story behind the Christmas carol and writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, placed ninth with $750,713.
“Spoiler Alert,” the story of a Michael Ausiello and Kit Cowan’s relationship taking a tragic turn when Kit is diagnosed with terminal cancer, jumped to 10th place from 21st with $700,407.