Black Panther 2 Crossed $546 million in its second weekend
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever crossed $546 million (roughly Rs. 4,500 crore) within a week of its release. As a deadline, the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel dropped 49 percent in the overseas market, contributing $258.3 million (roughly Rs. 2,113 crore) to the total collection. With a reported budget of $250 million (roughly Rs. 2,000 crore), Black Panther 2 is currently the seventh highest-grossing film worldwide and is poised to surpass other Marvel Cinematic Universe releases this year.
In comparison, Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness collected $955.8 million (roughly Rs. 7,800 crore) at the global box office, and is currently ranked third as the highest-grossing film of 2022. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, sitting for the seventh time, has a high bar to cross, as its prequel not only managed $1.3 billion (roughly Rs. 10,600 crore), but earned seven Academy Award nominations , including an excellent photo. In India, Black Panther 2 ended its first week in theaters with Reported Rs. 46.88 crore – very close to Rs. 50 crore lifetime collection of 2018 original film.
Meanwhile, holdings were tight in parts of Europe, with Germany and the Netherlands down 31 percent each, and the UK’s currency down 48 percent. “Australia decreased by 39 percent, Brazil decreased by 43 percent, and Mexico and Taiwan decreased by 45 percent each,” deadline notes. Profits from the Asia Pacific region continue to remain sluggish, with discussion about the lack of action and film length affecting the hype Marvel movies often produce. That said, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still the biggest non-local film in every region, even beating out rival DC Comics’. Black Adamthe Dwayne Johnson-led film opened to $140 million (approx. Rs. 1,100 crore), and currently sits at around $360 million (approx. Rs. 2,900 crore) worldwide, a month before release.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever faced a number of obstacles in production, from the shutdown of the COVID-19 pandemic to the injury of actress Letitia Wright. I $250 million movie He was also forced to change its script in the middle, as the previous leader Chadwick Boseman died in mid-2020, after a private battle with cancer. All that said, the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel has another month to serve as a box office powerhouse, before James Cameron’s much-anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters on December 16.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now showing in Indian theaters in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.