‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ sees a $330M global opening

The superhero flick is the biggest November launch of all time at the domestic box office.

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' sees a $330M global opening
Image credits: 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever', Marvel

Accoring to Variety, Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ garnered over $180 million at the box office this weekend, delivering a much-needed lift to cinemas after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wakanda Forever was hovering in the $175 million range. The biggest November opening crown belonged to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – $158 million.

Globally, the superhero adventure earned $330 million, with $150 million of that figure arriving from 55 overseas markets, Variety adds.

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' sees a $330M global opening
Image credits: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, Marvel

In 2018, Black Panther was the first Hollywood movie that featured a predominantly Black cast and became a cultural phenomenon, earning over $1.34 billion at the worldwide box office.

“It’s an outstanding result. The first film represented such a major cultural milestone that its performance would have been challenging to follow even under normal circumstances. This performance from a sequel almost five years later speaks to the trust audiences have in Ryan Coogler, Marvel and the entire creative team to continue the story in a respectful way after Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing. It’s an opportunity for everyone to say goodbye to him together as the franchise moves forward with his legacy at the heart of it.” said box office analyst Shawn Robbins.

Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular role of T’Challa/Black Panther in the 2018 film, tragically passed away on August 28, 2020 due to complications resulting from colon cancer. His character was not replaced. Instead, Marvel gave a well-deserved tribute.

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