There is little question that the Black Panther sequel, also known as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, was destined to have a tearjerking opening because it included a burial sequence for T’Challa as an homage to Chadwick Boseman.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever broke Black Panther‘s 2018 preview night record of $25.2M with a running worldwide total of $58.8M after grossing $30.8M in 43 territories at the international box office. However, Black Panther went on to become the most profitable first solo MCU movie with $202M in its opening weekend and a $1.3B global gross.
In contrast, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s first two days of sales put it 143% better than Black Adam, 26% better than The Batman, and 16% better than the original Black Panther. There is a great probability that Black Panther 2, which just came out, may narrow the gap and possibly even top its predecessor.
Is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Worth Watching? is our spoiler-free review. The sequel was described as something that “would not have come together from an unskilled storyteller” in appreciation of both the ability of director Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman, as well as for crafting an overall outstanding sequel.
As the MCU enters a new phase, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever really serves as a fantastic end to Phase Four and “laid up a hopeful future for the Wakanda-adjacent characters” in its entirety.
The international premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will take place on November 11.