‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Releases US $180 Million, $330 Million Worldwide

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is on the run. The superhero sequel, which opened at the domestic box office for $180 million in search of the largest November release of all time and the second-largest release of a 2022 release, has so far been a hit with fellow Marvel Studios’ film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of It is the second-largest release after Madness ($187.4 million). ). And now, on their fourth weekend, they easily stole the weekend crown from DC superhero photos Black Adam. Overseas, Marvel and Disney tentpoles debuted at $150 million for a $330 million global launch. Europe is generally strong, followed by the UK ($15 million) and France ($13.7 million). Of the total market, Mexico ranked third with $12.8 million, followed by South Korea ($8.9 million) and Brazil ($7.1 million). ‘Wakanda Forever’ also set a record for the best opening ever in Nigeria, where the film’s African premiere was held at the time of its release. Wakanda Forever fell short of Coogler’s Black Panther’s $202 million domestic debut in 2018, but still has a strong business and ranks 13th in domestic release history. 13) according to Comscore. It couldn’t have been more welcomed for the sequel to become such a hit after a tough time for theater owners. Over the weekend, Wakanda Forever was set to debut in the $175 million range. The biggest November opening so far was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($158 million). Showing in 4,396 theaters nationwide, Black Panther 2 grossed $84 million on Friday alone. It was one of the biggest release dates of all time and reached number 9 alongside fellow Marvel Studios title Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it hasn’t been adjusted. for inflation. Friday included $28 million in Thursday evening preview (Friday was Veterans Day). Coogler’s film earned an A CinemaScore from audiences and had a strong exit on PostTrak. (One difference: the first Black Panther received a coveted A+.) According to PostTrak, it targeted an ethnically diverse audience led by black film audiences (34%), including Caucasians (31%), Latinos (21%), and Asians. It was followed by phosphorus/other (14%). It also performed more evenly by gender than most superhero films, where women make up 45% of the audience. In 2018, Black Panther was the first Hollywood studio tentpole to efficiently feature a Black cast, and it became a cultural phenomenon as it grossed over $1.34 billion at the worldwide box office. The sequel endured tragedy when Chadwick Boseman, who played the title role of T’Challa/Black Panther in the 2018 film, died of colon cancer in August 2020. Wakanda Forever’s cast includes Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, and Winston Duke. , Danai Gurira, Florence Casumba, Martin Freeman, Marvel rookies Tenok Huerta (Namer), Dominique Thorne (hero Lili Williams). Wakanda Forever opened less than 11% of the 2018 film. “This is an excellent result. The first film marked a culturally significant milestone, so it would have been difficult to keep up with its performance under normal circumstances,” said box office analyst Shawn Robbins. “This performance, a sequel to nearly five years later, speaks to the audience’s trust in Ryan Coogler, Marvel and the entire creative team to continue in a way that honors the story after the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman. It’s an opportunity for everyone to say goodbye to him together as the franchise moves forward around his legacy.” Among the superhero films released during the pandemic, Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home was released in December 2021 for $260.1 million. In May, Doctor Strange in the Madness Multiverse grossed $187.4 million, and Thor: Love and Thunder grossed $144.2 million. in July. March 2022 DC and Warner Bros.’ Batman was valued at $134 million at launch. More recently, DC’s Black Adam, featuring Dwayne Johnson’s first live-action superhero role, opened in the US for $67 million. Another notable opening this weekend is Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical tale and Oscar contender The Fabelmans, which is getting a slow platform release just like the professional film to make word of mouth. Opening in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, Universal and Amblin Entertainment films posted a strong location average of $40,000, one of the best this year, behind Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Banshees of Inisherin. Fabelmans has received an A CinemaScore and boasts a 95% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Going back to the top ten charts, as expected, Black Adam was a huge hit with the opening of Black Panther. Dwayne Johnson’s photo took second place with $8.6 million, $151.1 million. Overseas, it cleared $200 million, ending Sunday with a total of $352.2 million worldwide. Universal’s Romantic Comedy <낙원으로 가는 티켓>continued to do well, dropping 29% to $6.1 million, to a cumulative domestic $56.5 million and $150 million worldwide. Sony’s family photos, Lyle, Lyle and Crocodile, fell 5% to $3.2 million to $40.8 million and a muted domestic tally of $75.6 million worldwide. Paramount’s blockbuster horror film Smile took fifth place in North America with $2.3 million, grossing $210 million worldwide. Among Oscar contenders, Banshees finished seventh with $1.7 million in 960 regions, with a total national sum of $5.6 million. MGM and UAR’s Till, ranked ninth, recorded a domestic total of $8 million over the weekend. Updated 11/12 10:30 AM with corrected international number.
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