You will be shocked to learn that the latest Marvel movie is a huge hit.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuted in theaters across the country and around the world over the weekend, and exceeded most expert predictions for its box office performance. The film earned around $180 million in US theaters alone and around $330 million worldwide.
These are epic numbers – although they are down slightly since the opening of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness earlier in the spring (which grossed $187.4 million theatrically in its opening weekend) and on the first Black Pantherwhich earned $202 million domestically in its first three days of release in 2018. Still, wakanda foreverThe opening of was significantly better than the last Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Thor: Love and Thunderwhich opened with $144.1 million earlier this summer.
The time of year always has an impact on the box office; strange doctor and Thor both open in late spring and summer, while wakanda forever rolls out to theaters in mid-November, shortly before movie business traditionally resumes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. And in fact Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverLast weekend’s totals are good enough to make it the biggest opening ever for a November release. (This title was previously held by Hunger Games – Catching Firewhich grossed $158 million in its first three days in theaters in 2013.)
Whereas wakanda foreverThe grand opening of has never been in doubt, it remains to be seen how the film will pan out during this potentially lucrative holiday ahead. The movie earned an A from CinemaScore, usually a good sign that audiences like a movie and word of mouth will be positive. While an A is better than Marvel’s Multiverse of Madness and love and thunder – both of which earned B+s from CinemaScore, the original Black Panther earned a rare A+. So, so far, audiences have loved it – just not as much as the first film.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is in theaters now.
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