“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” clears at the box office
With “Black Panther” Marvel Studios had one of their greatest successes in 2018. The theatrical release of the sequel should give those responsible hope for similarly good box office results.
The sequel to the Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” (2018) has at its theatrical release cleared more than 180 million dollars in North America alone. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” grossed an estimated $330 million worldwide over the weekend, US film portals “Variety” and “Hollywood Reporter” reported on Sunday. Director Ryan Coogler’s superhero flick has also started in Germany.
The current theatrical release is the second-best result this year, just behind the leader “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness”, which at a weekend was launched in May with almost 188 million dollars in the USA and Canada.
With “Black Panther” was the Marvel Studios 2018 achieved one of their greatest successes. The blockbuster about the African king and superhero T’Challa with a predominantly black cast made a sensational 202 million dollars when it started in the US and ended up taking almost 1.4 billion dollars worldwide.
After the surprising death of “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman from cancer in August 2020, the director stopped cooller and Marvel Studio are working on a sequel featuring many of the actors from the original film. Now, with actresses like Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o, strong female characters from Wakanda take center stage.