The Marvel Studios Superhero blockbuster ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ which premiered on November 6th, 2022 is out and breaking box office records across Africa. Opening in theatres on November 11, 2022, the movie has already gained the biggest opening weekend of all time in West Africa.
The sequel to Ryan Coogler’s 2018 ‘Black Panther’, drew audiences with just under 300k attendances being reported all over the continent.
In West Africa, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ became the biggest industry opening weekend of all time with a box office tally of 240 million naira and also earned titles of both biggest opening weekend box office of 2022 and the biggest post-pandemic opening, with a box office tally of 25 million kes in East Africa.
Likewise in South Africa, the blockbuster movie earned R16.5 million and also the title of becoming the biggest opening weekend box office of 2022.
However, the 2018 movie ‘Black Panther’ remains number one of all time in both East and West Africa, and the number two in Southern Africa.
Aside from the African continent, the movie is also gaining great numbers, within the first weekend it brought in $180 million and its becoming the second-biggest domestic debut.
In the United States and Canada, the Walt Disney Co estimates that audiences bought in more than 4,396 cinemas according to Time.
The movie made history as the first official African Marvel Studio premiere in Nigeria and also broke the previous record for a November opening in North America and outshone The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s $158 million from 2013.