Marvel Studios and Disney have recorded great success with the box office opening of its film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘ this past weekend. The sequel did $330 million globally while recording $180 million in the domestic box office. This is in spite of the absence of Chadwick Boseman, the main character of the film.
The film has broken post pandemic era film records. It has set the record as the biggest November opening ever, the 2nd best opening of 2022 and the top 15 (13) biggest opening ever.
In 2020, the release of the first edition of Black Panther marked the first Hollywood film featuring predominantly Black cast, a Black superhero and the transformation into a new cultural phenomenon. The film went on to earn $1.34 billion at the global box office.
Recall that Black Panther:Wakanda Forever had its African premiere in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos on the 6th of November, 2022.
It was indeed a historic moment as the event marked the first time a Marvel film has had a local premiere in Nigeria.
The event was held in association with the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and FilmOne Entertainment. The founder of AFRIFF Chioma Ude had this to say about the premiere being held in Nigeria; “This is huge for the continent of Africa as it symbolises to us further bridging the gaps between the global film industries.”