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‘But will it make a billion dollars?’: Fans Doubtful Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Will Make it to the Billion Dollar Club Despite Earning $150M in Just 3 Days

'But will it make a billion dollars?': Fans Doubtful Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Will Make it to the Billion Dollar Club Despite Earning $150M in Just 3 Days

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever landed quite well at the box office. It grossed $84 million on its opening day. Following its release, the movie grossed $150 million worldwide at the box office. So far, it has performed quite well at the box office and is currently among the best-performing movies of 2022. However, it still has a long way to catch up to the 2018 Black Panther collection. The 2018 film made $1.3 billion at the box office and became the highest-grossing film from a Black filmmaker.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The 2018 Black Panther not only thrived at the box office, but the movie was also a critic favorite. The filmmakers and the cast of the film were praised for their work in the film. With all these achievements, everyone has high expectations from Wakanda Forever as well. However, seems like the movie is also struggling like the kingdom of Wakanda after losing its king.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Becomes the Second Biggest Opening of 2022

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had a lot to live up to. Although fans agree the movie cannot be compared to its predecessor it still serves the purpose of being an MCU movie. The 2018 Black Panther was not only remarkable in the comic-book genre but also for the cinema as a whole.

The 2018 movie was the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Black Panther also won several Oscars and became the first MCU film to win an Oscar. The movie also prospered at the Box Office.

Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).
Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever earned $84 million on its opening day. It has become the second biggest opening day of 2022, behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opened at $90.4 million at the box office.

As movies struggled to make it at the box office in 2022, Wakanda Forever seems to be doing quite well. This has been the case for almost every Marvel movie released in 2022. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also holds the title of the highest weekend debut of 2022.

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Fans Concinved Wakanda Forever Would Not Cross One Billion Mark

Following the release of Black Panther 2, fans shared their opinion on the movie. They also shared if it would make it to the One Billion Club like the first film. While some shared that it could easily make a billion, others are convinced it will not come anywhere near it.

Fans shared that the movie is too long and lacks what the 2018 Black Pather had. Fans also shared that the sequel is not doing well overseas and that would make it harder for it to gross one billion.

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Will Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cross the One Billion Mark?

The 2018 Black Panther grossed a total of $1.3 billion worldwide at the box office. Currently, it is the fourteenth highest-grossing film of all time and the sixth highest-grossing film under Marvel Studios. Considering all this, the studio and fans have high expectations from the sequel.

Following its release, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever became the second biggest opening day of 2022. The collection so far seems promising considering how the box office has been throughout 2022. Many movies struggled to make good collections throughout 2022.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

However, fans are still convinced that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever would not be able to take over the 2018 movie. Black Panther crossed the one billion mark within a month of its release. It also became the fifth Marvel film to cross the one billion mark.

However, suggestions are coming that Wakanda Forever would not even cross its estimates for its opening weekend. Estimates suggested that Black Panther 2 would be able to gross between $185 million and $200 million in its opening weekend.

The film has earned $150 million worldwide, hence there could be a possibility that it does cross its estimates. But with fans sharing their review and disappointments with the movie, many are giving it a pass. This could lead to some loss for the movie at the box office.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is playing in theatres now.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.