LAGOS, NIGERIA - NOVEMBER 06: Letitia Wright poses on arrival for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" African Premiere, at Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki on November 06, 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria. (Photo by Emmanuel Obianke/Getty Images)
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Eyes The Biggest Box Office Opening Of The Year
The Marvel machine is about to set ablaze the box office once again, as “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" looks to bring moviegoers out in a way that hasn’t been seen since the summer moviegoing season. Director Ryan Coogler's latest flick may have enough juice to secure the year's biggest opening weekend.
"Wakanda Forever" is looking to debut to at least $175 million domestically, but the film could climb much higher come Monday morning. According to Variety, it could become the ninth film ever to top $200 million on its opening weekend. The original "Black Panther" smoked expectations with a $202 million opening en route to a $1.3 billion global finish.
The sequel is also eyeing as much as $195 million from its international rollout, which means the film could get near $400 million, but should easily sail past $350 million if it winds up on the lower end of expectations. There is also a substantial lack of significant competition, giving it a huge runway and helping movie theaters end 2022 with a bang.