‘Black Panther’ Sequel Debuts Box Office With $330 million Global Debut
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has sold over $330 million in tickets worldwide during its opening weekend.
It set a November box office record in the United States and Canada, The Walt Disney Company’s distributors estimated on Sunday.
The movie comes as a sequel to the Oscar-nominated 2018 Black Panther and according to distributors, it grossed nearly $180 million in national theaters Thursday night through Sunday, the biggest ever for a November film opening.
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The previous record holder, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, started in November 2013 with $158.1 million domestically.
Outside of the domestic market, Forever Wakanda took in $150 million from Wednesday to Sunday. Disney said the the film was the highest-grossing weekend movie in any market.
Marvel had to remake the film after star Chadwick Boseman died of cancer in 2020 before filming could begin.
Boseman played King T’Challa, the beloved leader of the fictional Wakanda, in the original Black Panther movie.