Written by Kianna Best on Nov 15, 2022. Posted in Production News

Black Panther regains Box Office stardom

To much anticipation, Marvel’s Black Panther returned to cinema screens for the second instalment Wakanda Forever. As fans gravitated to their local theatres, excitement was palpable and the box office response has reflected that. With a global tally of USD 331 million, the beloved super hero film has landed the biggest debut of the year.


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The excitement for Marvel projects shows no signs of dying down, with Thor: Love and Thunder maintaining the momentum in the summer with a generation of USD 143 million globally. However, whilst its summer time contenders such as Top Gunn: Maverick and Minions: The Riseof Gru satiated film lovers as many await the release of Avatar: The Way of the Water, there was a fall dry spell until the superhuman arrivals if DC and Marvel.


Battle of the super hero franchises is nothing new. With the release of DC’s Black Adam on 21 October, movie goers were excited to see the return of the box office power house. As many made their estimations of Dwyane Johnson’s entry into the superhero universe, the domestic performance of the film came in at an impressive USD 67 million domestically.


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But whilst coming in hot, the impending return of Black Panther continued to dwell on everyone’s minds, and the blockbuster arrived with a roar, achieving North American debut of USD 181 million. Although coming in short of its predecessors debut of USD 202 million, the performance of the sequel is not something to be complaining about. The USD 150 million international box office generation mark the fifth highest in history, and this is only the fourth day it has been out.



As audiences plan for another weekend of watching and travel to regular screenings and IMAX experiences, we will watch to see just how much these figures will grow and how the Marvel film will live up to the franchises performance expectations.


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