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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever takes over the Thanksgiving box office

Disney and Marvel’s latest entry for the MCU is still raking in audiences and profit during one of the most important weekends of the year.

Even being released earlier, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still flying high in theaters. This was further confirmed by its Thanksgiving weekend results in the box office, in which the movie managed to raise its total sales to over $339 million dollars in the US, with over $600 million more globally.

The Panther’s roar

The movie is still dominating theaters during this long weekend, probably the most important one in the USA. It is expected to close off the holiday with over $60 million dollars in total profits just from these days. Of course, back in its release date, Wakanda Forever managed to obtain $181 million.

When talking about year-long performance for Disney and Marvel releases, Ryan Coogler’s sequel is nearing the $760 millions accumulated by Thor: Love and Thunder. While it’s still a ways off from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ $955 million, Black Panther is quickly garnering numbers and may very well surpass that milestone by the end of the year.

Ever since the pandemic hit, the usual billion dollar goal hasn’t been broken for a whole number of reasons. These kinds of productions were impacted in a big way due to restrictions, both in production and audiences, but little by little Marvel seems to be getting back on the saddle. But not everything is as successful.

For example, Strange World, Disney’s latest animated film, only managed to reach $19 million dollars at release, when it was expected to hit at least $40 millions. It is now said that the film could lose over $100 million during its time in theaters. Avatar 2 might give the company a big push when it launches this December, but to be successful it needs to become one of the three biggest movies in the history of cinema.

Source | Collider