The numbers are coming in and the forecast on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a massive opening weekend as projections see more than $175 million arriving for the Marvel movie's box office, and that's just for North America, everyone.
Closing the roster of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and early numbers are in for the projections on its opening weekend box office as reported by The Hollywood Reporter according to NRG tracking data, it would be at least $175 million.
The number is already huge but as per the data, that is just for North America. It doesn't include the global projection yet which means it could still grow given the final push for its media advertisements and surely, once the numbers for the international opening weekend comes in, it's definitely going to grow.
Considering the data, it could easily reach the numbers that the first Black Panther movie entered in during its opening weekend in February 2018 having $202 million domestically.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, theaters are just starting to bounce back and these numbers are still affected by it. Had it been released without a global pandemic, it could considerably be more.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will deal with the aftermath of the death of Chadwick Boseman and a new Black Panther is set to be the new hero of Wakanda as they face a threat of an upcoming war with Namor on the other side.
Ryan Coogler returns to the director's chair in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with Joe Robert Cole as his co-writer. The cast includes Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, and Martin Freeman.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives in theaters on November 11, 2022.