"The Color Purple" Breaks Christmas Box Office History

"The Color Purple" film burst past expectations. The Christmas day movie made $18 million from 3,152 theaters in the United States.. It’s the largest Christmas Day opening for a film since 2009, and the second-biggest Christmas Day opening of all time.

 Warner Bros. backed the remake classic and it was directed by Blitz Bazawule. "The Color Purple" went up against other Christmas Day movies like; “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” which brought in $10.5 million from 3,706 venues on Monday. The comic book sequel, starring Jason Momoa as the King of Atlantis, opened with a lower-than-expected $38 million through the four-day holiday weekend. With its $205 million price tag, “Aquaman 2” is not performing as expected for Warner Bros.

Top Christmas Day Performers...

  • “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) — $24.6 million
  • “The Color Purple” (2023) — $18.15 million
  • “Les Misérables” (2012) — $18.1 million
  • “Daddy’s Home” (2015) — $15.7 million
  • “Unbroken” (2014) — $15.4 million
  • “Into the Woods” (2014) — $15.08 million
  • “Django Unchained” (2012) — $15.01 million
  • “Marley and Me” (2008) — $14.3 million

Source: Comscore

“The Color Purple,” producers include Oprah and Steven Spielberg, is based on the Broadway musical adaptation of the book-turned-movie of the same name. It is predicted to continue to grow in number do to following day to day movie goer's filling in seats to see what the views are all about.

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