Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” hits theaters on November 11, 2022 and early predictions are projecting the film to have one of the year’s biggest opening weekends.
Deadline is expecting the film to perform between $175M-$185M stateside at 4,300 theaters and another $180M+ abroad for a worldwide start between $355M to $365M.
If the figure is accurate, the film will have the second best opening of 2022 after Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which debuted to $429M and the third highest debut of the pandemic after Spider-Man: No Way Home ($568M).
The Hollywood Reporter claims the latest Black Panther film has already pulled in $45M in advance sales just in the United States and there are days still to go before the film’s international rollout.
In the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of Talokan, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, opens in theaters on November 11, 2022.
You can check out the trailer for the film below: