Wakanda Forever Box Office aims to open $175 million this weekend

There’s box office good news on the horizon as Disney and Marvel Studios’ first predictions Black Panther: Wakanda Forever inside. Ryan CooglerThe much-anticipated follow-up to 2018 Black Panther It looks like he’ll net a minimum of $175 million over his opening weekend in North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That would be good enough for the second best opening of 2022 after that Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness Opened $187.4 million.

Black Panther It grossed $202 million domestically in its opening weekend in February 2018, becoming not just a cultural landmark for its predominantly black actors, but also a pop culture phenomenon with the iconic “Wakanda Forever” tagline that transcends the movies themselves. The film grossed over $1.34 billion at the worldwide box office, breaking several records in the process. It currently holds the record for the highest-grossing film by a black filmmaker, the third highest-grossing film in domestic history, and the ninth highest-grossing film of all time, worldwide.

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The worldwide box office is still on its feet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, although superhero films have generally done well since theaters reopened. Comparisons are likely to be made with Spider-Man: There is no room for home – A Sony/Disney co-production – Opened to $260.1 million in December 2021, a number only surpassed by Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame ($357.1 million). This movie, for a brief period, went on to claim the title of the highest-grossing movie of all time symbol picture Before James CameronThe saga has been re-released in anticipation of the December sequel, Avatar: Water Road.

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Currently the highest-grossing films of the year Top Gun: Maverickwho gave Tom Cruise The biggest movie of his career so far, and Jurassic Park Dominion ($1.001 billion). Maverick, who still plays in some theaters, proved to be a stunning success that was certainly so unexpected. With a domestic gross of over $715 million — which is good enough for the fifth highest-grossing domestic film in history — it’s close to $1.5 billion.

Wakanda forever A journey to the big screen marked by turmoil and tragedy. The hero and star of the original movie, Chadwick Boseman, died in August 2020 after a battle with colon cancer. In the wake of his death, Marvel confirmed that the role of T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, would not be recast but that the story would continue without him. Before his death, filming was scheduled to begin in March 2021 before moving to June of the same year.

The original release date of May 6, 2022, was moved to July 8, 2022, after Bosman’s death. The release date was changed again after filming stopped, following an accident that witnessed the star Letitia Wright Shuri has a concussion and a broken shoulder. Filming was further delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak within the cast and crew in January, before finally concluding on March 24, 2022.

The sequel retains the cast members from the first movie, including WrightLupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, And the Martin FreemanWhile Dominic Thorne She joins the cast as Riri Williams, who will soon own her own Disney+ series iron heart. Tenoc Huerta He also signed Namur the King of Talukan, an ancient underwater civilization, and the film’s antagonist.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Opens in theaters November 11th. You can catch the trailer for returning to Wakanda below:

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