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Black Panther Box Office Collection: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Expected to Cross $1 Billion Mark

Wakanda Forever Expected to Cross $1 Billion Mark

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the highly anticipated movies of 2022 and legions of Marvel fans are expected to flock to the theaters on its first day. Once again, the giant franchise that helmed blockbuster superhero films such as Spider-Man: No Way Home and Avengers: Endgame is going to make another milestone.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Official Logo

The sequel to the 2018 Black Panther film directed by Ryan Coogler has a good early tracking released by NRG and is projected to debut at $175 million. Others believe it might be higher as the hype around the franchise builds up every day.

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How Much Did Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther Earn in 2018?

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

The original film debuted at $202 million and grossed $700.4 million at the domestic box office. Ultimately, it earned $1.3 billion worldwide, making it one of Marvel’s highest-grossing movies.

In a report from Deadline, Wakanda Forever is predicted to hit the second-highest MCU opening for 2022, after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness debuted at $187.4 million.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

Positive early screening reviews of Wakanda Forever will also drive more fans to go and see the movie. Due to Boseman’s untimely passing, the sequel promises to honor the actor’s legacy and efforts in bringing the franchise to life. The first official trailer also hinted at a new successor of the title, stirring curiosity among the audience. Pre-sale tickets are also reportedly high in number.

The pandemic era brought a halt to people’s cinema experience, and now that restrictions have eased, people are willing to show up to major pop culture events.

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Fans Predict Wakanda Forever’s Box Office Victory

Due to mass popularity and positive feedback from the trailer and screening reviews, fans are also expressing their anticipation for the upcoming movie as well as its commercial success. There is no doubt that a big-budget movie like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will most likely hit the $1 Billion mark at the end of its run.

Check out what fans have to say about the movie:

The second installment will see the people of Wakanda coping with the loss of their dear King T’Challa as they fight for and defend their nation from the threats of their enemies. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lupita Nyong’o said, “After a deep tragedy, it’s important to find hope and our film explores that.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will arrive in theaters this November 11, 2022.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.