Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, a sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out, apparently grossed around $15M in its limited one-week theatrical release in 600 theaters roughly. Netflix bought the rights to the two sequels of Knives Out in March 2021 for $469 million. As per estimates, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery may have been placed third at the box office, beyond Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Disney’s Strange World had Netflix revealed its box office earnings.
This proves the prediction of Christopher Nolan who stated how streaming services would kill the theaters in upcoming times.
Glass Onion earns an estimated $15 million in a one-week theatrical release
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with Daniel Craig reprising his role as the master detective, is said to have earned $15 million at the box office. While Netflix has not disclosed this information to the public, the critical acclaim and praise received by the movie make the numbers seem legible.
Talking about the movie’s estimated numbers at the box office, Glass Onion brought in $13 million over the extended Thanksgiving holiday frame, translating to a robust $19,000 per-theater-average. $9 million of this amount was just earned over the weekend. If Netflix revealed the numbers, the movie could’ve come third on domestic box office charts after Black Panther 2 and Strange World.
It was a wish of many that the sequel of Knives Out could stay a little longer in the theaters as it has a popular reputation despite the absence of any superheroes or stunts in the movie. Given the opportunity, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery would’ve been a big hit at the cinemas.
Netflix paid $469 million in order to buy the rights to the next two sequels of Knives Out.
Christopher Nolan blames streaming services for killing theaters
WarnerMedia, AT&T Inc.’s decision to put its entire 2021 movie slate on HBO Max at the same time it is released in theaters was not taken too well by many people. Christopher Nolan expressed his dissent about the decision in a discussion with The Hollywood Reporter.
“Some of our industry’s biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars went to bed the night before thinking they were working for the greatest movie studio and woke up to find out they were working for the worst streaming service,” filmmaker Christopher Nolan said.
The company gave a little warning for the plan for releasing the movies on the streaming service as well, sending the movie chains to a loss and threatening undercuts for actors, directors, producers, and financiers.
Besides big-budget films like Dune, Suicide Squad, and The Matrix 4, the decision affected Christopher Nolan’s Tenet which made just a disappointing $57.6 million at the box office despite the big expectations.
“Warner Bros. had an incredible machine for getting a filmmaker’s work out everywhere, both in theaters and in the home, and they are dismantling it as we speak. They don’t even understand what they’re losing. Their decision makes no economic sense, and even the most casual Wall Street investor can see the difference between disruption and dysfunction.” Nolan said.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be available for streaming on Netflix from December 23, 2022.