Hollywood ends 2023 with ‘Wonka’ leading ticket sales, reaching $9 billion. ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Aquaman’ also made strong showings.
Warner Bros. Discovery’s latest film ‘The Color Purple’ achieved the second-largest Christmas Day opening of all time, raking in $18.15 million in box office receipts.
The film adaptation of The Color Purple comes with a different goal as it aims to illustrate sentimental intensity through spectacle, making it a captivating experience. The movie focuses on the tough coming-of-age of a young woman as she seeks to find her own identity amidst adversity, with a special emphasis on the character’s interiority depicted through bold use of color and flamboyant flourishes of magical realism. The intricate portrayal of relationships and devoted performances elevate the film, despite some issues with pacing, making it a sensitive and captivating retelling of Celie’s story.
Warner Bros.’ ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ leads weekend box office with $28.1 million, amidst a quieter pre-holiday frame.
Warner Bros. is set to take over the December box office with the release of ‘Wonka,’ ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ and ‘The Color Purple,’ as it aims to boost the lagging 2023 box office.