Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Wakanda Forever” landed the second-biggest domestic box office debut of 2022 this weekend, as the legacy of Chadwick Bosman heated up the cold post-summer break box office with a $181 million debut in North America.
The comic-book sequel garnered another $150 million over the opening weekend globally, taking its tally to a tantalizing $331 million. In the matter of the fact, following an eccentric opening day that had witnessed a grossing of $84 million, Marvel had projected that the film could yield a revenue between $185 million to $200 million over its opening weekend, however, “Wakanda Forever” missed the estimate marginally and ended up its opening weekend behind “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” that had totalled an upsum of $187 million over opening weekend.
On top of that, this has been the first movie since July this year to engender a grossing above $100 million over the opening weekend.
“Wakanda Forever” heats up domestic box office ahead of Christmas
Despite an ausidous opening, the movie’s revenues had fallen short of the original 2018 “Black Panther,” which had gobbled up as much as an eye-propping $202 million over its opening weekend.
Nonetheless, the sequel’s initial turnover came forth as a vivid illustration that Marvel Studios have been operating at a far superior level, in particular when it comes to lure audiences into the silver screen. In tandem, contemplating a clutch of critics’ reviews and a sharp fall in holds that had been witnessed in super-hero comic book movies in recent past, the $250-million budgeted film would unlikely to turn into a billion-dollar epic.
Only three pandemic-era movies, “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” alongside Jurassic World Dominion,” had been able to reach a billion-dollar milestone thus far. As of now, “Wakanda Forever” could be viewed as a much-needed boost for the theatre owners ahead of a busy Christmas season.