“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Dominates Box Office


Solenn Vincent

Marvel’s highly anticipated sequel to “Black Panther” was released in theaters over Thanksgiving weekend. It earned an estimated $367.6 million over the five day weekend, which broke the film’s budget of $250 million. The sequel also became Marvel’s eighth top-opening film. 

The synopsis provided by IMDB is: “Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom.”

Many fans are pleased with how Marvel handled “Black Panther”-star Chadwick Boseman’s unfortunate death in 2020 in relation to the film. Shuri, a fan-favorite, had the chance to become the starring role and further develop as a strong character. The tributes to Boseman throughout the film were well-done.

“Wakanda Forever” has dominated for the past three weeks ahead of other films such as Disney’s animated film “Strange World” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”