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Black Panther 2 Inches Its Way to the 1 Billion Dollar Mark: Crosses $700 Million at the Worldwide Box Office

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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally surpassed the $700 million mark at the global box office after its three-week release. The sequel to 2018’s Black Panther also topped the domestic box office with nearly $394 million. Its overseas earnings rolled out to nearly $339 million, churning a total of $733 million.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

This is a huge milestone for the film after its original star, Chadwick Boseman, passed away in 2020. Wakanda Forever is expected to overtake Thor: Love and Thunder over the next few days, and might even surpass Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘s global income of $955 million.

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Black Panther 2 Is Expected To Cross $1 Billion Worldwide

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Letitia Wright and Angela Bassett

Before the movie’s release, fans already speculated that it may cross the 1 Billion dollar mark owing to the movie’s popularity and positive early reviews. Unfortunately, the Black Panther sequel is not playing in Chinese and Russian theaters due to themes including same-sex relationships. These countries make up a large portion of Marvel’s audiences, and both are crucial to the success of the first movie.

Moreover, the original film received its first-ever Best Picture nomination, a groundbreaking moment for Marvel Studios. The making of the movie was not smooth-sailing. When Boseman passed away due to cancer, director Ryan Coogler almost walked out of the franchise.

The original script for the sequel was already in the final stage of conception when the sad news broke out. Eventually, Marvel Studios decided to push through with the project and refashion it as a tribute to Boseman’s legacy and the efforts he exerted in bringing this franchise to life.

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Fans Continue To Show Support For Wakanda Forever

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Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Wakanda Forever easily dominated the theaters, and while there may have been a rumored competition between the Marvel film and DC’s Black Adam, the box-office numbers vividly showed fans’ appreciation for the Black Panther sequel. This success was recognized by fans worldwide, but most especially by the movie’s director. Coogler wrote a heartfelt message to everyone who dedicated their time to see the film.

Black Panther 2’s cast includes Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Queen Mother Ramonda, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Mabel Cadena as Namora, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Alex Livinalli as Attuma, and Martin Freeman as Everett Ross. The movie’s main villain introduced Tenoch Huerta as Namor.

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Tenoch Huerta as Namor

Fans will have to keep their eyes peeled for more updates about Black Panther 2 and other Marvel-related news.

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

Source: Collider

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.