“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”: Second best theatrical release in 2022


“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Second best theatrical release 2022

Letitia Wright as Shuri in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever".

Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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“Black Panther 2” has the second-best theatrical release of the year in the USA. Only a Marvel film has been more successful.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has its opening weekend in the USA grossed $80 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Thus, the sequel to the Marvel hit “Black Panther” (2018) has the second best theatrical release this year. Only one other film started more successfully in 2022 – also from Marvel. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” opened for $185 million in May.

“Black Panther” started better than the sequel – but with an advantage

However, “Black Panther 2” doesn’t quite match the initial success of the forerunner. “Black Panther” grossed $218 million in February 2018. However, the film also ran around an extended weekend around Presidents Day, which is celebrated every third Monday in February. “Black Panther” became the most successful superhero film in history at the time United States. He has since been overtaken by “Avengers Endgame” (2019) and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021).

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” also got off to a good start outside the USA. Outside of North America, Ryan Coogler’s (36) film grossed $150 million.

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