Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverthe highly anticipated film from Disney and Marvel, had a grand opening this weekend with an estimated gross of $180 million at the North American box office, reported Sunday the specialized monitor of the industry Exhibitor Relations.
The local premiere, the thirteenth most successful of all time according to BoxOfficePro.comcame after the tape reached some impressive 330 million globallywhich is a tremendous boost for Hollywood after a lackluster October.
“This is a sensational opening,” said David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research. “The reviews and audience score are excellent. Wakanda should dominate movie theaters until December“.
The film pays a heartfelt tribute to the star of the original Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer in 2020 at age 43, with several flashback appearances as Wakanda battles an underwater kingdom following the death of Boseman’s character, King T’Challa.
Letitia Wright, as Shuri, T’Challa’s sister; Y Angela Basset, like Queen Ramonda, fight to fill the void left by the king. It also has in the cast with the stars Lupuita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, W.inston Duke and Tenoch Huerta, who plays Namor, the king of Talocan.
The original Black Pantherthe first major movie about a black superhero, became a cultural phenomenon with a premiere that grossed 202 million dollars and an Oscar nomination as Best film.
Much further away, in second place at the box office this weekend, was Black Adam from Warner Bros., with $8.6 million. The film starring Dwayne Johnsonsequel to Shazam! of 2019, accumulates 41.1 million dollars in North America.
Universal’s romantic comedy passage to paradisestarring the megastars Julia Roberts Y George Clooneymanaged to take third place at the box office with 6.1 million dollars during its fourth week in theaters.
Lilo, my friend the crocodile, an animated musical comedy for the whole family, ranked fourth with $3.2 million.
One place further down was Paramount’s horror film, Smile, which continues to bring audiences to theaters in its seventh week. With an estimated box office of 2.3 million dollars between Friday and Sundayraises its domestic collection to 102 million.
Completing the top 10 were:
- the devil’s light ($2 million)
- the spirits of the island ($1.7 million)
- One Piece Film: Red ($1.4 million)
- Till – The crime that changed everything ($618,000)
- Armageddon Time ($352,000)
Reference from www.milenio.com