“Marvel Studios’ Blockbuster Accumulates $213.2 Million Domestically and $187.2 Million Overseas”
Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing $400 million in global box office earnings before entering its second weekend.
The highly anticipated Marvel Studios and Disney film has garnered $213.2 million domestically and $187.2 million internationally as of Wednesday. This brings its total worldwide earnings to $400.4 million. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever started releasing in selected international markets on November 9.
During its opening weekend, the sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever made a remarkable $181 million in North America, setting a new record for the month of November. It became the second-highest-grossing film debut of 2022, trailing behind another Marvel Studios production, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which earned $187.4 million. The film’s impressive box office performance contributed to Disney’s overall success, pushing the company’s global ticket sales past $3 billion earlier this week.
Wakanda Forever is expected to remain a powerhouse throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, which is one of the busiest moviegoing corridors of the year.
For the upcoming weekend, the Black Panther sequel, Wakanda Forever, is projected to maintain its position as the highest-grossing film globally. In the domestic market, it is anticipated to earn a minimum of $70 million or more. This strong performance is expected to contribute to a worldwide gross of $550 million or higher by the end of Sunday, solidifying its position as one of the highest-grossing movies of the year.
This weekend, the domestic box office will see the release of new films, including Searchlight’s horror-comedy The Menu, which is expected to have a moderate opening with high single-digit figures. On the other hand, Universal’s adult drama She Said, which explores The New York Times’ exposé on Harvey Weinstein, is projected to have less enthusiastic prospects.
In the specialty box office, there will be a new entry called Bones and All, produced by MGM and United Artists. The film will have a limited release in select theaters starting Friday and will expand nationwide on the eve of Thanksgiving.