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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Decimates Box Office Record, Becomes Only Franchise To Stay at #1 Spot for 5 Consecutive Weeks

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Decimates Box Office Record, Becomes Only Franchise To Stay at #1 Spot for 5 Consecutive Weeks

It’s been one whole month since Ryan Coogler’s sequel to the iconic Black Panther (2018) was released and the hype surrounding Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still the same, with the movie relentlessly breaking record after record.

Black Panther 2
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The sequel managed to gross about $181 million in the domestic circuit and that too in the first week of release itself, thereby being second in line to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for having the largest opening weekend in 2022. And now, Wakanda Forever has broken yet another record as it becomes the only film franchise this year to stay at the top spot for five consecutive weeks.

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Black Panther 2 Has Been the #1 Film in North America for 5 Successive Weeks

In its opening weekend alone, Wakanda Forever earned $331 million globally and ever since its release, that number has multiplied drastically as the superhero sequel topped the box office records by making a whopping $11 million worldwide and staying at the number one spot in North America for five weeks in a row.

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Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).
Wakanda Forever‘s box office has been a smashing hit so far

This is certainly a cause for celebration for Ryan Coogler and his fellow team members as Wakanda Forever is only the third ever MCU movie to have accomplished this event after Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: No Way Home and the predecessor to the sequel, Black Panther. Which also means that it is also the only franchise to have hit this milestone twice with the sequel garnering just as much, if not more success as its first part.

Bringing home a bounty of $409 million domestically, Black Panther 2 has been making headlines left and right for doing so exceptionally well in theatres all across the world and setting such a brilliant record overall.

Wakanda Forever Gets Crowned As the 6th Highest-Grossing Film of 2022

Overall in the global circuit, the action/adventure sequel has collected a colossal sum of around $767.8 million till now, making it the sixth highest-grossing movie to have been released this year.

What’s more is that in the past two decades, only five films have been able to dominate the top-most position for five consecutive weeks, one of them being Coogler’s Black Panther. And now that the epic sequel has joined the club, it is certainly one hell of an achievement.

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The cast of Black Panther 2
The cast of Black Panther 2

Such immense success has naturally raised questions about what the future of the Black Panther franchise will look like with fans demanding a third film as well. And although it has yet to be officially corroborated by Marvel Studios and/or Coogler, there does seem to be a real possibility for a Black Panther 3 film to be added to the franchise. But then again, nothing can be said for sure.

It is also worth noting that if at all there is going to be a third movie, it is highly unlikely that it will hit the screens anytime soon, probably not before 2025-26, since Wakanda Forever came out four years after the first movie did. So, updates about a third film are yet to be confirmed.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently playing in the cinemas.

Source: Erik Davis on Twitter

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.