Black Panther Wakanda Forever aims to break box office records
The highly anticipated sequel “Black Panther” isn’t just another Marvel film. It’s a memorial to the late actor Chadwick Boseman.
After Chadwick Boseman died of stage 4 colon cancer in 2020, the future of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was suddenly blown away.
According to a survey of 1,000 “Wakanda Forever” ticket buyers, it’s important for ticket buyers to pay tribute to Boseman.
For theater operators struggling with a thin slate of releases this year, the release of Wakanda could be a boon.
The anticipation for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" is so intense that it could end up with both the opening weekend success of Marvel's "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" and Paramount's box office strength.
Currently, “Multiverse of Madness” is the year’s top opener, earning $187 million during its domestic debut in May.
“Wakanda Forever” has a chance to not only be the biggest opener of 2022, but also the biggest November opener ever.
Opening weekend, “Wakanda Forever” will also benefit from a lighter theatrical calendar.
Until Disney’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” is released on December 16, the film has no direct competition.
Box-office analysts expect word-of-mouth to be a major factor in the film’s continued ticket sales in theaters.