LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: (L to R) Florence Kasumba, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Lupita Nyong'o attend the European Premiere of "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" at Cineworld Leicester Square on November 3, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Concludes Phase 4 Of The MCU With A Bang At The Box Office
Last weekend was one for the record books with the in-theater premiere of Marvel and Disney’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”. The debut was one of the biggest, most-anticipated movie events of the year, and to put it lightly, it didn’t disappoint, setting a new November record for an opening weekend and concluding Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a bang.
“Wakanda Forever” took in $180 million during its opening weekend, surpassing the previous November opening record of $158 million. While the sequel fell short of 2018’s “Black Panther,” which posted a $202 million opening and $1.3 billion worldwide, the film has little competition until the December release of “Avatar: The Way of the Water,” so it stands a fair chance of crossing $1 billion threshold.
With the release of “Wakanda Forever,” DC’s “Black Adam” saw a 52.9% sales drop from its prior weekend, raking in only $8.6 million. While the film has crossed the $350 million mark globally, this figure pales considering that “Wakanda Forever” grossed $330 million globally on its debut weekend, which just goes to show how far ahead of the game Marvel Studios is.