Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is looking to break a number of box office records.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is on track to score an opening weekend north of $175 million. The figure is expected to grow as the film gets closer to its release date. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire currently holds the November opening weekend record with $158 million, but it appears that Wakanda Forever will decimate that number.
How much did the first Black Panther score in its opening weekend?
In comparison, Black Panther opened to $202 million domestically when it was released in theaters in February 2018. The movie went to on to earn more than 1.34 billion worldwide, making it the fourteenth highest-grossing feature of all-time at the time of this writing.
Two years after the release of Black Panther and T’Challa’s return in Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up Endgame, Chadwick Boseman, the actor behind the fan-favorite character, passed away at the age of 43, following a four-year battle with colon cancer. Marvel made the decision not to recast T’Challa for the sequel, with a new character taking on the Black Panther mantle.
The official synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever can be found below, courtesy of Disney.
“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman and Angela Bassett.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently scheduled to open on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter