‘Wakanda Forever’ extends reign, ‘She Said’ struggles

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” extended its box-office reign in its second week of release with $67 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates. “She Said,” about the journalistic investigation into Harvey Weinstein, struggled in wide release. After its $180 million launch, Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” sequel slid 63% in its second frame. The week’s top new release was “The Menu,” the high-cuisine satire starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes. “The Menu” grossed $9 million in 3,100 venues. Universal’s “She Said” flopped with $2.3 million. The weekend’s biggest surprise came from a crowdfunded streaming series about the life of Jesus. The first two episodes of the third season of “The Chosen” collected $8.2 million.