Box Office: ‘The Color Purple’ Hits $25 Million After Two Days

The Warner Bros. film, 'The Color Purple,' has grossed $25 million in just two days of release.


Impressive Opening for 'The Color Purple'

The adaptation of the beloved book-turned-movie-turned-Broadway-musical, 'The Color Purple,' has made an impressive $25 million at the domestic box office after just two days of release.

On its first day, the film had a record-breaking opening of $18 million, the largest Christmas Day opening since 2009 and the second-biggest Christmas Day opening ever.

Directed by Blitz Bazawule and featuring a star-studded cast including Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, and Colman Domingo, 'The Color Purple' is off to a promising start for a musical.

Challenges for Stage-to-Screen Adaptations

Stage-to-screen adaptations of musicals have had a mixed track record in recent years. Big-budget attempts like 'West Side Story,' 'In the Heights,' 'Dear Evan Hansen,' and 'Cats' have failed to resonate with audiences at the box office.

Despite its $100 million budget, 'The Color Purple' has the potential to be a profitable venture if it continues to attract families through the new year. Positive reviews and word-of-mouth could play a crucial role in keeping the film in theaters.

With its talented cast and an enthusiastic response so far, 'The Color Purple' has a strong chance of sticking around on the big screen.

Other Box Office Performances

'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,' the sequel to the billion-dollar-grossing 'Aquaman,' has struggled to match its predecessor's success. After five days, it has grossed $46 million, while another release, 'Wonka,' leads the box office with $95.5 million domestically and $280 million worldwide.

Universal and Illumination's animated film 'Migration' came in fourth with $6.5 million on Tuesday. The comedy, about a family of mallards heading south for the winter, has generated $24 million to date.

MGM's 'The Boys in the Boat,' directed by George Clooney and starring Joel Edgerton, has earned $8.72 million so far. Sony's romantic comedy 'Anyone but You,' featuring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell, has collected $10.6 million.