The numbers are in!
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever kicks off the weekend with $180 million in ticket sales from more than 4000 theaters in US, being the biggest ever for the month of November.
The first film with an $84 million opening day, including $28 million from Thursday previews.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, in 2018, Black Panther was the first Hollywood studio tentpole to feature a predominantly Black cast and transformed into a cultural phenomenon on its way to earning more than $1.34 billion at the worldwide box office.
Box Office Analyst Shawn Robbins says,
“It’s an outstanding result. The first film represented such a major cultural milestone that its performance would have been challenging to follow even under normal circumstances. This performance from a sequel almost five years later speaks to the trust audiences have in Ryan Coogler, Marvel and the entire creative team to continue the story in a respectful way after Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing. It’s an opportunity for everyone to say goodbye to him together as the franchise moves forward with his legacy at the heart of it.”