‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ conquers the world box office in its first weekend

The sequel to ‘Black Panther’ managed to raise 330 million dollars globally and was positioned as the most watched film in North America.


‘ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ‘, the highly anticipated Disney and Marvel movie , had a grand opening this weekend with an estimated collection of $180 million at the North American box office, reported this Sunday the specialized monitor of Industry Exhibitor Relations .

The local release, the 13th biggest of all time according to BoxOfficePro.com , came after the film hit an impressive 330 million globally, a tremendous boost for Hollywood after a lackluster October.

“This is a sensational opening,” said David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research . “Reviews and audience ratings are excellent. Wakanda should dominate theaters through December.”

The tribute to Chadwick Boseman

The film pays a heartfelt tribute to original ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman , who died of cancer in 2020 at age 43, with several flashback appearances as Wakanda battles an underwater kingdom following the death of Boseman’s character. , King T’Challa.

Letitia Wright as Shuri, T’Challa’s sister; and Angela Basset, as Queen Ramonda, fight to fill the void left by the king. It also has stars Lupuita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Winston Duke in the cast.

The original ‘ Black Panther ‘, the first major film about a black superhero, became a cultural phenomenon with a $202 million opening and an Oscar nomination for best picture.

The top 10 of the most watched films

Far behind ” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ,” in second place at this weekend’s box office, was Warner Bros.’ “Black Adam,” with $8.6 million. The film starring Dwayne Johnson, sequel to ‘Shazam!’ of 2019, accumulates 41.1 million dollars in North America.

Universal’s romantic comedy “Passage to Paradise,” starring megastars Julia Roberts and George Clooney, managed to take third place at the box office with $6.1 million in its fourth week in theaters.

“Lilo the Crocodile My Friend,” an animated musical comedy for the whole family, ranked fourth with $3.2 million.

One spot below was Paramount’s horror film ‘Smile’, which continues to bring audiences to theaters in its seventh week. With an estimated box office of 2.3 million dollars between Friday and Sunday, it raises its domestic collection to 102 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

– ‘The light of the devil’ (USD 2 million)

– ‘The spirits of the island’ (USD 1.7 million)

– ‘One Piece Film: Red’ ($1.4 million)

– ‘Till – The crime that changed everything’ (USD 618,000)

– ‘Armageddon Time’ ($352,000)

With information from AFP ).