Despite the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel’s “Black Panther Wakanda Forever” opened with a strong opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada. In fact, the film set a new November record. It grossed $180 million in ticket sales from 4,396 theaters. The film is set to continue its box office reign over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The film’s domestic box office total is now more than $556.3 million. Globally, “Wakanda Forever” has already grossed more than $400 million. The film has been a global smash since its opening. It has also earned more than $330 million abroad. The film’s success has helped propel Disney past the company’s $3 billion in global ticket sales. It will also be a key factor in the studio’s year-end results.
“Wakanda Forever” has been a box office powerhouse since its release, breaking a record for November ticket sales. The film was the second-biggest debut of the year, behind the success of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” In fact, “Wakanda” is the first film since “Thor: Love and Thunder” to open with more than $100 million.
Despite the death of Boseman, the movie earned strong reviews from critics. The film received an “A” from the CinemaScore panel. Early reviews also gave the movie an 84% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie also has an 83% overall positive rating on PostTrak.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an exciting action-packed sequel to the popular film. The film is set after the death of King T’Challa/Black Panther. The movie explores a number of stages of mourning, including a difficult process of grief. It also advocates for female independence. Its cast includes Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, and Letitia Wright. The film also includes some language. It is a movie about loss, but it also subtly evokes complex mechanisms of revenge.
“Wakanda Forever” also ranked as the second-biggest second-weekend debut of all time. It was the second-best opening weekend of 2022. The movie also earned an “A” from opening night audiences. The film opened with a strong audience score of 84%. It is also the second film this year to earn an “A” from opening night audiences. It also earned an “A” from Rotten Tomatoes.
“Wakanda Forever” opened with an estimated $180 million in ticket sales in North America and Canada. It is the first film to earn more than $100 million in ticket sales in two consecutive weeks since “Thor: Love and Thunder” in July. The film opened to an estimated $28 million in previews.
The movie has a limited release schedule, which made it difficult for exhibitors. The film was produced by an Atlanta-based company. It also faced setbacks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The movie is the first wide release of the year to have fewer wide releases than the usual year. It was also released on a weekend when theaters were closed because of the pandemic.
“Wakanda Forever” is also expected to continue its box office reign over the Thanksgiving weekend. The film will likely continue its impressive opening weekend haul, but it will fall short of the expectations of some analysts. It could drop by as much as 68% on the second weekend. But the film should have a consistent box office, which will help it stay on the chart throughout the year.