“Black Panther 2” was able to set a new record in the USA on the first opening weekend.
With Black Panther 2 the last Marvel film of the year has been in cinemas since last week. This, along with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special later this year, will conclude Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had the difficult task of continuing the story following the tragic death of T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman. The reception at the box office shows that fans are interested in seeing how it was pulled off.
The Marvel film has its first weekend in the US $180 million recorded, how Variety reported. “Black Panther 2” has thus made the most successful November start in the USA and knocked the previous record holder from the top. Previously, this record was “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” with 158 million US dollars. “Black Panther 2” was also able to convince at the box office worldwide and so far $330 million import.
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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”: Also a success in Germany
The Marvel film also secured the second-best opening of the year after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Sam Raimi’s MCU film grossed $187.4 million in its first weekend. Black Panther 2 is also the third most successful pandemic launch after the Doctor Strange sequel and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
“Black Panther 2” also conquered the cinema charts in Germany and has attracted 510,000 visitors to the cinemas since Wednesday Spotlight: Movie reported. In Germany, however, “Thor: Love and Thunder” performed even better this year and can show 560,000 tickets sold at the start. If you missed the film at the cinema, you can now catch up on Disney+.
Not only the Marvel fans are impressed by “Wakanda Forever”, the trade press is also celebrating “Black Panther 2”. at Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 84% from critics and 95% from viewers. The market research site CinemaScore (via Comicbook.com), which captures the direct reaction of viewers, gave the film a high “A” rating. This makes “Black Panther 2” the best-rated Marvel film of 2022, at least in terms of CinemaScores.
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