Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Performs 2022’s Best Start

Actress Lupita Nyong’o, heroine of the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Abaca/Carlos Tischler

The second part of the adventures of the African superhero largely dominated the North American box office in its first weekend of operation with some 180 million dollars in the United States and Canada.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever the sequel to the Afro-futuristic Marvel film that broke attendance records in 2018, largely dominated the North American box office for its first weekend in theaters, according to figures Sunday from the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations.

With $ 180 million in estimated receipts between Friday and Sunday in the United States and Canada, the Marvel film ranks 13th among the best entries in history, according to the Box-Office Mojo site. Internationally, the film earned an additional $150 million. “It’s a sensational release“, said David Gross, of the specialized firm Franchise Entertainment Research, “And thisespecially for a mid-November release“.

Wakanda Forever pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the star of the first Black Panther, who died in 2020 of colon cancer at age 43. The actor makes appearances there in the form of flashbacks as T’Challa, the ruler of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda. In the storyline after the death of King T’Challa, Wakanda finds itself grappling with world powers, including an undersea kingdom, and will have to struggle to maintain its autonomy.

On the bill are Letitia Wright in Shuri’s costume, King T’Challa’s sister, Angela Bassett in Queen Ramonda’s costume, but also actresses Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and comedian Winston Duke. the Black Panther of 2018, the first blockbuster with a black superhero, had become a cultural phenomenon and had grossed more than 1.3 billion dollars, garnering an Oscar nomination for best picture along the way.

Crumbs for the rest of the top 10

Far behind Wakanda Forevergrossing $8.6 million, is another superhero movie, black adam, topped the North American box office for three weeks. In this DC comics feature film, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays Teth Adam, a former slave endowed with superpowers just released from a very long prison sentence and who finds a transformed and hostile universe. The romantic comedy Ticket To Paradisein which Julia Roberts and George Clooney play ex-spouses who put aside their differences and travel to Bali to try to prevent their daughter’s marriage, deemed hasty, ranks third with 6.1 million dollars in revenue.

In the places of honor we find Enzo the Crocoadapted from a children’s book, in fourth place, with $3.2 million raised. And as for the psychological horror film Smileit takes fifth place with $2.3 million in revenue.

The other films in the top 10 North American box office, weekend of November 12 and 13, 2022
6 – Devil’s Prey ($2 million)
7- Banshees of Inisherin (1.7 million)
8 – One Piece Movie: Red (1.4 million)
9 – Emmett Till (0.6 million)
10- Armageddon Time (0.4 million)

Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverby Ryan Coogler in 2022, with Laetitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Tenoch Huerta…

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