Black Panther Wakanda Forever Tracking for Massive $175 Million Opening: The opening weekend of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is expected to be among the largest of the year. NRG’s preliminary tracking indicates that the superhero sequel will open around $175 million.
But many executives from competing studios think that number may rise if word-of-mouth spreads and reviews become more positive. The majority of Disney and Marvel’s promotional materials are still pending release, which may increase ticket sales.
If that amount is correct, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will have earned $187.4 million, making it the greatest premiere of 2022. The first “Black Panther” had a $202 million opening in 2018, and it eventually made $700.4 million domestically and $1.3 billion worldwide.
The first impression among the select few who have seen preliminary copies of the film is that the sequel delivers the goods, and advance ticket sales are already robust.
On November 11, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” debuts. At the age of 43, Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed King T’Challa in the first “Black Panther,” passed away from colon cancer.
The movie will follow the authorities of Wakanda as they deal with the fallout from the passing of their monarch and a fresh danger posed by a long-gone civilization of submerged inhabitants.
With Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Michaela Coel, and Angela Bassett in the cast, filmmaker Ryan Coogler is back.
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is on track for a massive $175 million opening. pic.twitter.com/wILmXAQ7Wt
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Theater owners will benefit if “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” becomes popular. This fall has seen a few small hits like “Halloween Ends” and “Smile,” but as the theatre industry tries to recover from COVID, it is in desperate need of a huge blockbuster.
It’s anticipated that “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” will turn things around and give the exhibition industry the kind of Christmas season commercial juggernauts it needs.