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Marvel Takes The Win: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Projected To Earn $365M in Opening Weekend Alone, Black Adam’s Total Earnings After 3 Weeks is $320M

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the highly anticipated movies of the MCU. Following the events of Endgame, the film focuses on Wakanda in a vulnerable state after losing its king. The film as the director has been saying is a tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Recently the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has also claimed that the sequel is the most important film for the studio ever. Following its first screening, critics have once again praised the filmmakers for representing the story in an impressive way. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Critics have even claimed that the film truly is a tribute to the Black Panther star. With a few days left for its release, the box office projections have revealed an estimated box office collection for its opening weekend. However, following the pandemic, the film industry has been suffering from the lack of audience in theatres. Hence it would be interesting to see if the film draws people towards cinema halls or not.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Aims at $365 Million in Opening Weekend

Movies released after the pandemic have been struggling to have a good box office collection. While many movies did pretty well, they still failed to get back to the pre-pandemic levels. However, as always Marvel movies have not failed to flourish in theatres. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home became the first film to bring people back to theatres, followed by  Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder. Although some of these films were not highly praised by critics, they still managed to.

The 2018 film Black Panther at the time of its release was highly praised and was a box office hit as well. And now the same is expected from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Talocan poster
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Talocan poster

The box office projections have revealed that the Ryan Coogler film aims at a global collection between $355M to $365M on its opening weekend. The estimate revealed that the film is set to open to between $175 million and $185 million domestically and $180 million abroad. If Wakanda Forever opens the set estimate it would be third highest opening weekend post-pandemic.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has a lot to stand up to. The 2018 film not only became the second-highest-grossing film of that year, but it also received several Oscar nominations and wins. Black Panther was also praised for how it captured the African culture.

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Will Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Live Up to The Expectations?

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released this week. The film is a sequel to the 2018 film Black Panther and follows the events of Avengers: Endgame in the MCU. The 2018 film was a huge success and is still the highest-ranked film of the MCU. 

The film grossed $1.3 billion at the box office and became the second-highest-grossing film of that year. It would not be easy to stand up to the expectations everyone has from the film.

A still from Black Panther 2 trailer
A still from the Black Panther 2 trailer

But the reviews following its screening can prove that Ryan Coogler and the cast of Wakanda Forever have impressed everyone with the story the presentation. 

The film currently has a 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes. As the 2018 film set up Wakanda, the sequel sets up the underwater state of Talocan. The new anti-hero or the antagonist, Namor also gives his best in the film. With only a few days left for its release, and all the positive reviews, fans are expecting the best of the MCU’s phase 4. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release on November 11, 2022.

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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.