This weekend, Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever remained the audience’s top choice, beating out (minor) competition from Strange World, an in-house animated title. The Marvel superhero sequel reached a major box office milestone in its third week of release. The film has now earned more than $600 million worldwide, making it the seventh-highest-grossing Hollywood film of the year, trailing fellow Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder ($760 million).
Wakanda Forever has grossed over $321 million in the United States and an additional $279 million in foreign territories, for a total of $600 million. The film’s most successful international market is the United Kingdom, where it has grossed $27 million, followed by Mexico ($23.2 million), France ($21.6 million), and Brazil ($14.22 million).
In terms of global box office, Wakanda Forever has already surpassed The Incredible Hulk ($265 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370 million), Eternals ($402 million), Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings ($432 million), Thor ($449 million), Ant-Man ($518 million), and the first Iron Man ($585 million). Last year, Black Widow grossed $379 million worldwide, but it was released day-and-date on the Disney+ streaming platform for a premium access fee. Iron Man 2 ($621 million), Ant-Man & the Wasp ($623 million), Thor: The Dark World ($644 million), and Doctor Strange ($676 million) are all on the way.
The first Black Panther film became a cultural landmark. When it was released in 2018, it grossed $700 million domestically, ranking sixth all-time, and grossed $1.3 billion globally. Director Ryan Coogler, who also directed the first film, faced numerous challenges in bringing Wakanda Forever to the big screen, the most significant of which was the unexpected death of star Chadwick Boseman. He passed away from cancer in 2020, after battling it privately for 4 years. Much of Wakanda Forever, a film about grief and family, was remade into a moving tribute to the both Boseman and his iconic character, King T’Challa.
Letitia Wright plays Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o plays Nakia, Danai Gurira plays Okoye, Winston Duke plays M’Baku, Dominique Thorne plays Riri Williams/Ironheart, Florence Kasumba plays Ayo, Michaela Coel plays Aneka, Angela Bassett plays Queen Mother Ramonda, Mabel Cadena plays Namora, Alex Livinalli plays Attuma, Martin Freeman plays Everett Ross & Tenoch Huerta Mejía plays the villainous Namor. stay tuned to UpsideMelon for more updates.
Source : Collider