Wonka bounces back to No. 1 at the domestic box office the weekend after it was knocked down by the Christmas release Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
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- Wonka has reclaimed the No. 1 spot at the box office, projected to make $33 million over the New Year’s weekend.
- The movie had already been No. 1 on the daily chart for three days in a row since the day after Christmas.
- The film is a prequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and stars Timothée Chalamet as a young Willy Wonka.
Wonka has bounced back up to the top of the box office chart. The new movie musical, which is a prequel to the 1971 Roald Dahl adaptation Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and was directed by Paddington‘s Paul King, stars Timothée Chalamet as a young Willy Wonka attempting to start up his chocolate empire. The movie kicked off the holiday season when it opened two weekends before Christmas, claiming the No. 1 spot at the box office with a 3-day haul of $39 million.
Per Deadline, the Wonka box office has scored another golden ticket in North America. After falling to No. 2 behind Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom over Christmas weekend, the movie is projected to dominate the New Year’s box office in its third weekend with a 4-day total of $33 million. This total means the movie will reclaim the No. 1 slot, something that was presaged by the fact that it had already been No. 1 on the daily chart three consecutive times since the day after Christmas.
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