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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Black Panther on Track To Become Only MCU Superhero With Every Solo Movie in the Billion Dollar Club

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Black Panther on Track To Become Only MCU Superhero With Every Solo Movie in the Billion Dollar Club

The Ryan Coogler-directed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released last month, bringing with it a massive wave of nostalgia and emotions. While Letitia Wright’s Shuri took it upon herself to defend her home, Namor was steadfast in his quest. The movie was quite well-received amongst fans and critics alike.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever takes control of the box office
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The opening weekend at the box office for Wakanda Forever was quite fruitful with $181 million in domestic earnings and  $331 million worldwide. Now, after about three weeks of its release, the Black Panther sequel is going headstrong towards the one billion mark, since for the fourth weekend, the sequel has stayed on top of the box office.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Might Reach $1 Billion

Black Panther 2 pays homage to Chadwick Boseman through TChallas funeral
Black Panther 2 – T’Challa’s funeral

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While there weren’t many movies to challenge the Black Panther sequel for the top position except Universal’s Violent Night, the sequel didn’t move from its spot. For the fourth continuous weekend, Wakanda Forever remained number one at the box office, adding a total of $17.6 million to the domestic total, which is now $393.7 million. On the other hand, the worldwide total is at a whopping $733 million.

This means that the sequel is now just a few steps away from finding a permanent spot in the billion-dollar club, alongside Marvel movies like Spider-Man: No Way Home and the first installment of the Black Panther franchise itself. Since the hype of the movie doesn’t seem to be dying out anytime soon, there is a strong chance that Wakanda Forever will join its predecessor at the box office. This would make Black Panther the only Marvel superhero to have all of the solo films in the billion-dollar club.

The only competition Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had over the weekend was Violent Night, a holiday thriller, starring David Harbour. However, the movie couldn’t bring down Wakanda Forever’s well-maintained fortress as its opening weekend earned it $13.3 million, making the movie fall in the second position.

Given the fact that it isn’t difficult for Marvel movies to do wonders at the box office, assuming Wakanda Forever will reach a billion-dollar mark isn’t a far reach at all.

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What Marvel Fans Loved About Wakanda Forever

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Letitia Wright as Shuri

Wakanda Forever isn’t your usual MCU film. While the first movie’s release had fans excited to see a Black superhero in the lead, the sequel was about saying goodbye to the same superhero. Viewers were taken on an emotional rollercoaster. On one hand, they were heartbroken to see the fictional funeral of Chadwick Boseman’s character, T’Challa, which felt all too real. On the other hand, seeing Letitia Wright lead Wakanda against its enemies was quite a refreshing sight.

The sequel also highlights what’s to come for Wakanda’s future as it showed Nakia introducing her and T’Challa’s son to Shuri. It looks like the country has a new leader in the making and if he is anything like the person he was named after, Wakanda seems to be in good hands.

While a recasting of Boseman’s T’Challa was demanded by the fans, creators didn’t seem too keen on it, and they still aren’t. Maybe in MCU’s future a recasting might become a reality, right now, Wakanda Forever was all about honoring Boseman’s legacy, and a majority of fans agree that the sequel did just that.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently playing in theatres.

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Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.