‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Dominates Box Office With $180 Million
Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" dominated the domestic box office in its debut, earning $180 million over the weekend. The $250 million movie production beat the high number of $158 million box office sales set by 2013’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Worldwide, the movie made $330 million with $150 million coming from 55 overseas markets.
Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com said, "'Wakanda Forever' is living up to expectations as not just an important tentpole blockbuster for Disney and movie theaters, but also a memorial to Chadwick Boseman that fans are sharing and experiencing together,"
The majority of ticket sales came from African American and Hispanic moviegoers that flocked to cinemas during the weekend.
The film's solid opening comes at a good time for theaters and Disney.