Box Office: Netflix’s ‘Knives Out 2’ Earns $15 Million


Netflix is ​​tight-lipped about the box office performance of “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.” However, sources speculate that the well-reviewed whodunit scored in its special theatrical release, earning a whopping $15 million during its week-long run in about 600 theaters.

Based on informed estimates, the 2019 “Knives Out” sequel grossed $13 million over the extended Thanksgiving holiday season, translating to a robust $19,000-per-theater average. More than $9 million of that figure came over the weekend. That means “Glass Onion” would have placed third on the domestic box office charts, behind “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (which grossed $65 million at 4,258 theaters over five days) and Disney’s “Strange World” (which grossed $18. 5 million from 4,174 cinemas). cinemas over the five days), Netflix had actually reported box office figures. And those movies played in six times as many theaters.

Netflix declined to comment on this article. Some rival studios estimate Netflix’s results as slightly lower at $12 million for the five-day holiday.

“Glass Onion” — which brings back Daniel Craig’s quirky sleuth Benoit Blanc and adds a motley crew of star suspects such as Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, and Kate Hudson to the fun — is also notable as the first Netflix movie to play in the country’s three largest chains: AMC Theaters, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark. The third-largest circuit, Cinemark, has offered at least 10 Netflix movies in recent months, but AMC and Regal previously declined because the streamer would not agree to the standard cinema window. “Glass Onion” won’t be available on Netflix until December 23.

Privately, theater owners wish Netflix would grant “Glass Onion” a longer cinema window because it’s the rare crowd-pleaser that doesn’t need superheroes or explosive stunts to appeal to young and old audiences. It doesn’t take a detective like Benoit Blanc to figure out that “Glass Onion” would have been a murder in theaters if it could be shown in more locations and run for more than a week.

The first movie, which Lionsgate released in theaters in 2019, opened to $26 million over the Thanksgiving weekend. “Knives Out” continued to smash on the big screen, eventually earning $165 million in North America and $311 million worldwide, providing much-needed optimism for the state of its original mid-budget fare at the box office.

Netflix amply paid for the rights to the “Knives Out” series, paying more than $450 million for the right to create the second and third installments.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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