Three weeks after its worldwide premiere, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has earned over $700 million. After topping the domestic box office for the fourth weekend in a row, the movie has made almost $394 million in the U.S. and another $339 million from overseas markets, for a total of $733 million at the box office.
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Worldwide Box Office Collection
At the same time, the first Black Panther had already made more than $560 million in the United States. Black Panther was a cultural touchstone in many ways. It made $700 million in the U.S., the sixth-most money ever made in the U.S., and $1.3 billion worldwide. Wakanda Forever won’t come close to those numbers, but it will pass Thor: Love and Thunder in the next few days, domestically ($343 million) and internationally ($760 million). At this point, it’s unclear if the movie will do better than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which made $955 million worldwide.
The most important thing is that Wakanda Forever isn’t showing in China and Russia, where the first movie made over $120 million. The first Black Panther broke new ground at the box office and got Marvel Studios its first-ever Best Picture nomination at the Oscars.
Wakanda Forever has already passed The Incredible Hulk ($265 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370 million), Eternals ($402 million), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($432 million), Thor ($449 million), and Ant-Man ($518 million) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s internal rankings. The sequel has also made more money than the first Iron Man ($585 million), Iron Man 2 ($621 million), Ant-Man and the Wasp ($623 million), Thor: The Dark World ($644 million), Doctor Strange ($676 million), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714 million worldwide). Black Widow made $379 million worldwide last year, but it was only available for a premium access fee on the Disney+ streaming service the same day it came out.
The production of Wakanda Forever was unusually rough. When Chadwick Boseman died suddenly in 2020, director Ryan Coogler and co-writer Joe Robert Cole were about to finish the script. Boseman had been fighting cancer in private for four years, so the movie was changed to honor him and his famous character, King T’Challa.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast
In the movie Wakanda Forever, Letitia Wright plays Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o plays Nakia, Danai Gurira plays Okoye, Winston Duke plays M’Baku, Dominique Thorne plays Riri Williams/Ironheart, Florence Kasumba plays Ayo, Michaela Coel plays Aneka, Angela Bassett plays Queen Mother Ramonda, Mabel Cadena plays Namora, Alex Livinalli Here is where you can watch our interview with Coogler.
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.