Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has crossed $300 million at the domestic box office, becoming only the seventh film of the year to achieve the feat. The Marvel superhero outing that was released on November 11 moved past the $300 million mark on Tuesday, November 22.
The sequel to the 2018 blockbuster Black Panther is the final film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 and follows the prominent characters of Wakanda as they deal with T’Challa’s death and face the looming threat of a new villain, Namor. Read on to know more about the film’s collections.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Crosses $300 Million at Domestic Box Office
On Tuesday, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever added a whopping $9.6 million to its collection, bringing its 12 days total to $303.7 million. The film has now become the seventh film of 2022 to surpass the milestone.
The previous films that crossed $300 million in 2022 included The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Jurassic World: Dominion, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Minions: The Rise of Gru.
With Thanksgiving weekend just around the corner, the film is expected to do even better numbers in the upcoming days. The only other release this week is Disney’s animated film Strange World, which is not performing as well as expected.
Wakanda Forever Might Become the Highest-Grossing Marvel Film of 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is also soon approaching the lifetime collections of the previous Marvel releases of this year. When compared to May’s release Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the new film’s 12-day total stands at a million more.
Multiverse of Madness had collected $302.7 million in 12 days, even after getting a bigger opening weekend than Wakanda Forever. As for Thor: Live and Thunder, the film had a total collection of $343.3 million. Wakanda Forever now needs around $40 million more to become the highest-grossing Marvel film this year.
Also, the film will see a free run for the next few weeks since there are no big releases scheduled. The next highly-anticipated film will be Avatar 2: The Way of Water, which comes out on December 16.
Black Panther had Collected $700 Million at the Domestic Box Office
While the sequel has become one of the highest-grossing films of the year, it is still way behind its predecessor, which had collected $700 million by the end of its theatrical run in 2018.
However, the collections still turned out to be more than trade analysts had expected since there was no clear course of action for the producers following the death of lead star Chadwick Boseman.
After the star’s death, the studio decided to honor his legacy by not recasting his character in the film. Instead, they paid tribute to the late actor and his character King T’Challa and weaved the grief of his death in a heartwarming superhero story.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Mabel Cadena as Namora, Alex Livinalli as Attuma and Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor the Submariner.
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