“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” tops box office, grosses $330 million worldwide

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” hit the top of the box office this weekend when it opened with an estimated $180 million in ticket sales in the US and Canada.

According to the Associated Press, Disney said the highly anticipated sequel had the second-largest opening of the year behind “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and brought in an additional $150 million from 50 territories, bringing the global total to $330 million. ,

Movie Review - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
This image released by Marvel Studios shows a scene from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

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Wakanda Forever was seen as a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, as well as a continuation of the Black Panther series. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film takes viewers back to the African nation where it mourns Prince T’Challa—played by Boseman—and features one of Tenoch Huerta’s Namor and his seafaring warriors. faces existential threat.

Boseman died in august 2020 After a personal battle with colon cancer.

Winston Duke, who played M’Baku in the movies, said “CBS Mornings” Working in the film was “incredibly difficult”, while everyone’s hearts were still heavy.

“It was our own chance to say goodbye, because it all happened so suddenly,” the duke said last month. “When all this happened, none of us knew he was sick.”

Actor Winston Duke talks filming “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and without Chadwick Boseman


first open for that movie $202 million went on gross in 2018 $1.4 billion worldwide, Its popularity made way for a sequel and a screenplay was ready, but Boseman’s unexpected death rendered it unusable, according to Coogler. Still, Coogler and his Black Panther “Chosen Family” came together finish the sequel And remember Boseman.

“In a way we used to keep him alive by working on the film … and it hit me, it hit me … as soon as it ended, that I wouldn’t- I felt like I wouldn’t be able to work with him again. From. It felt final,” Coogler recently told “CBS Mornings.”

Prior to its release, Disney CEO Robert A. Chapek told investors in a Disney earnings call last week that Coogler delivered “another culture-defining powerful film.”

“The reaction to this film’s premiere a few weeks ago was incredible, and fans’ anticipation is high, as indicated by the power of advanced ticket sales.”

On top of its success at the box office, it also received positive reception from critics. The film received an “A” from Cinema Score and 84% from Rotten Tomatoes.

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