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Black Panther 2 Crosses the $800 Million Mark, Would Likely Fall Short of Doctor Strange 2’s $955 Million

Black Panther 2 Crosses the $800 Million Mark, Would Likely Fall Short of Doctor Strange 2’s $955 Million

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still performing well at the box office despite its more than four weeks run in theaters. The holiday season gave the film a boost when families and friends flocked together to movie houses to celebrate Christmas. With Avatar: The Way of Water currently owning the box office, the Marvel film remains strong.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

After the passing of the original Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, in 2020, Marvel Studios eventually decided to carry on the actor’s legacy. It was a tumultuous process for the cast and crew, but with the support of fans, the plan finally came to fruition.

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Black Panther 2 Crosses Another Box Office Milestone

The latest update on Wakanda Forever’s gross income reveals an estimated worldwide collection of $799.5M on Christmas Day and finally crossed the $800M mark on Monday. There has been a huge jump in numbers owing to the festive season, and it might collect more income as people make the most out of the remaining days of vacation.

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Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa in Black Panther (2018)

Unfortunately, Chinese theaters banned Black Panther 2 due to specific themes. Fans know that China makes up one of the largest audiences in the world, and a highly-anticipated movie blocked in the community can tremendously affect its profit. The original Black Panther movie was a significant success in China in 2018, earning over $100M and contributing a large chunk to its total worldwide gross of $1.3B.

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Elizabeth Olsen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Seeing that the holidays will be over soon, and Black Panther 2 will eventually come to the end of its theatrical run, it looks like the movie will fall behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ $955M. Unless a miracle would take place, and a high boost in viewership occurs, Wakanda Forever may not gross as high as the first movie.

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Remaining Holiday Week Brings Black Panther 2 More Chance To Profit

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Black Panther (2018)

Despite the movie’s seemingly impossible chance to hit the billion-dollar mark, Black Panther 2 is still considered a success for Marvel Studios. With an allocation of $250M, the general rule is to make two or three times its budget. As we rise from the COVID-19 pandemic era, theaters and studios are making up for the loss of the past two years. Moreover, the movie is a great contender for multiple Oscars categories.

While the competition is tight against James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water and the surge of COVID-19 in some places, there is still a chance for Black Panther 2 to churn more income as the festive New Year season approaches.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still playing in theaters worldwide.

Source: Forbes

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.