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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022 Shocks No One As This Weekend’s Box Office Champion

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the biggest hits of this year.

As expected, there was only one game in town at the box office this weekend. It was widely anticipated that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever would be a box office juggernaut, and the only real question to be answered was whether or not it would be the biggest theatrical opening of 2022.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever

With the opening numbers, it doesn’t look like the Marvel blockbuster is going to grab that record, but ticket sales are impressive nonetheless.

Earning $330 Million Worldwide, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Is An Instant Hit Like Jaime Collet-Serra’s Black Adam, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was produced with a massive price tag (to be specific, a $250 million budget, per variety), but when the DC film was released worldwide It took three weeks to reach $300 million in the U.S., so the Marvel film made that much in three days. The new title, the only new title in wide release this weekend, earned an estimated $180 million domestically, and it also earned another $150 million overseas, bringing its global box office total to $330 million.

Those figures automatically launch the film to higher spots on the 2022 charts. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is already ranked as the eighth biggest film of the year domestically, and 14th worldwide.

There’s no doubt that the Marvel movie got off to a great start… but it wasn’t even able to grab the brass ring mentioned earlier. Earlier this year, Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness made $187.4 million in its first three days, and the numbers show the Black Panther sequel’s early results fell just short of that total. The silver lining is that there is a very real possibility that Wakanda Forever will have stronger legs and become a bigger hit in the long run.

Remembering last May, those tracking box office developments will remember that Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’s second weekend wasn’t strong – dropped a scary 67 percent. It continued to make money throughout the month, but eventually its core audience was taken over by new blockbusters such as Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick and Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World: Dominion.

The Doctor Strange sequel did fairly well in its theatrical run, grossing $411.3 million on the big screen, but Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has too many advantages to finally see its Marvel sibling play leapfrog at the box office. Can ranking. For starters, the Ryan Coogler film has earned a warm critical reception, and for what it’s worth, it even got a better grade from the CinemaScore survey (“A” versus “B+”). Perhaps more importantly, its biggest competition isn’t coming until December 16 when James Cameron brings audiences back to Pandora with Avatar: The Way of Water.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever

There’s a lot of excitement about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and it’s likely to last through the Thanksgiving holiday and into next month. It’s unlikely that it will make as much money as Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther in 2018, but it will be regarded as Marvel’s premium hit from 2020 onwards and the start of the pandemic.

Black Adam’s numbers take a dip, but DC film crosses another domestic milestone. The Arrival of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was always going to be trouble for Black Adam. The two movies have the same primary target audience, and while there is certainly a population of DC fans who don’t watch Marvel movies, they certainly aren’t the majority. Thus, it’s not surprising to see a Dwayne Johnson film – after three weeks coasting to the top spot at the box office – experience a nearly 53 percent drop-off weekend-to-weekend.

For the first time, Black Adam failed to put up eight-figure numbers in ticket sales, and had to settle for $8.6 million in its domestic total. On the bright side, it has propelled the film to over $150 million earned in the United States and Canada, and it now sits as the ninth biggest film of the year in the region (surpassing Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis). . Now the question arises whether it will be able to finish the year in top 10 or not, which is definitely not guaranteed.

Cast as it has been since the inception, the box office situation of Black Adam looks much more lucrative when money from overseas markets is a factor. Adding to the list of milestones, the film’s overseas numbers eclipsed $200 million this weekend, taking its worldwide gross to $352.2 million.

In Super Limited Release, Steven Spielberg’s The Fablemans Has a Crazy Per Theater Average While Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was the new big movie in wide release this weekend, this past Friday also saw one of this year’s big prestige titles hit the big screen: Steven Spielberg’s The Fableman. The autobiographical drama will be in theaters nationwide for Thanksgiving later this month, but it just launched in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, and has done quite well in those locations.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Given its extremely limited release, The Fablemans opened the top 10 this weekend.

It did not make it to the U.S., but it was still the fourteenth biggest film domestically, grossing $161,000 in ticket sales. Obviously it’s not a lot of money when you consider the budget of a film, but it’s an impressive collection from just four theatres. Crunching the numbers, that’s $40,250 per spot, and it’s a number that roughly matches what Black Panther: 1899 2022 Wakanda Forever did in over 4,000.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer

Looking ahead to next weekend, it will surprise absolutely zero people when new Marvel blockbusters return to the number one spot, but some interesting titles are coming into wide release – including Mark Mylod’s horror film The Menu and Maria Schrader’s docudrama. She Said is included.

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