Sequel Scores $180M Opening – The Hollywood Reporter
The superhero sequel opened to a whopping $180 million domestically box office To look for the biggest November opening of all time and the second biggest launch of 2022 Marvel Studios‘The picture Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($187.4 million). And it easily took the weekend crown away from the DC superhero film Black AdamNow on the fourth weekend.
Overseas, the Marvel and Disney tentpole debuted to $150 million for a worldwide cume of $330 million (the same as DC’s Black Adam achieved in its first three weeks).
when Wakanda forever It didn’t match Coogler’s $202 million domestic debut black leopard In 2018, it’s still doing strong business and ranks 13th on the all-time list of domestic launches according to ComScore (all but one of 13 releases from Disney account), after a tough fall for theater owners, the sequel’s arrival in the marquee couldn’t be more welcome.
going on the weekend Wakanda forever was tracking to debut in the $175 million range.
Black Panther 2Playing in 4,396 theaters domestically, it grossed $84 million on Friday alone, one of the biggest opening days of all-time and aside from fellow Marvel Studios titles. Avengers: Age of Ultron For number 9 in the list, no adjustment has been made for inflation. Friday’s situation Includes $28 million in previews Thursday evening (Friday was Veterans Day).
Coogler’s film received a CinemaScore from the audience and a strong exit in the posttrack. (One difference: first black leopard earned a coveted A+). It played to a racially diverse audience, led by black moviegoers (34 percent), according to PostTrack. It performed more evenly gender-wise than most superhero films, with women making up 45 percent of the audience.
In 2018, black leopard The first Hollywood studio tentpole to feature a predominantly black cast and transformed into a cultural phenomenon en route to grossing over $1.34 billion at the worldwide box office.
The sequel suffered tragedy when Chadwick Boseman, who played the title role of T’Challa/Black Panther in the 2018 film, died of colon cancer in August 2020. Wakanda Forever’It also stars Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia WrightWinston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba and Martin Freeman, as well as Marvel newcomer Tenoch Huerta as Namor and Dominic Thorne as hero Riri Williams.
“This is 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,” said box office analyst Sean Robbins. “This performance of a sequel nearly five years later speaks to audiences’ faith in Ryan Coogler, Marvel and the entire creative team to honorably continue the story following the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman. It’s an opportunity to say goodbye to him together as the franchise moves forward to focus on his legacy.”
Sony and Marvel are among the superhero movies released during the pandemic Spider-Man: No Way Home Opens December 2021 for $260.1 million. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness followed by $187.4 million in May Thor: Love and Thunder Scored $144.2 million in July. In March 2022, DC and Warner Bros.’ batman It flew in at $134 million at launch. More recently, D.C Black AdamStarring Dwayne Johnson in his first live-action superhero role, it opened to $67 million domestically.
There are other high-profile openings this weekend Steven SpielbergIts semi-autobiographical story and Oscar contender FabelmansWhich is getting a slow platform release, like a niche film to build word of mouth.
The Universal and Amblin Entertainment movie opened in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, scoring a strong location average of $40,000, one of the best in back-to-back years. Everything everywhere at all times And Flute of Inisherin. Fabelmans It received an A CinemaScore and boasts a 95 percent critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.
More will come.
November 12, 10:30 am Updated with revised international numbers.
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