“Violent Night” took a brutal hit at the box office on Friday, grossing nearly $4.9 million on opening night, according to IMDB’s Box Office Mojo.
It stars Stranger Things’ David Harbor as Santa and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’s Beverly D’Angelo as the badass CEO and grandmother.
The character is “a uber-rich, matriarchal badass,” D’Angelo told The Post.
The dark comedy beat Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which had held the top spot for three consecutive weeks. The Marvel superhero film took home over $4.4 million on Friday.
Since debuting on November 11, it has grossed more than $380.5 million domestically and an additional $308.6 million internationally.
Disney’s Strange World came in third with just over $1 million in sales. Ticket sales have fallen short since it opened on November 23.
The film, which cost $180 to produce, is estimated to drop an estimated $147 million, according to Fox Business. It is the studio’s first film to feature an openly LGBTQ+ protagonist. “Hollywood doesn’t quite get the ‘wake up, go broke’ mantra,” film critic Christian Toto told Fox.
“The Menu” stayed in fourth place, grossing just over $1 million.
Fifth place went to “Devotion,” a historical epic based on the real-life friendship of Korean War pilots, with sales of $835,000.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/03/violent-night-attacked-the-box-office-on-friday/ “Violent Night” hit the box office on Friday