As expected Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Marvel Studios’ superhero blockbuster, has been having impressive openings across global cinemas.
Across all territories, the follow-up to Ryan Coogler’s 2018 hit Black Panther proved a draw for cinema-going audiences with just under 300, 000 attendances being reported.
But the openings seem more impressive across Africa where it shattered box office records in the opening weekend of November 2022.
In Nigeria, where the movie had its African premiere, it had the highest opening in history in the country.
That weekend remains the biggest industry opening weekend of all time with a box office tally of ₦240 million; just the weekend alone.
So far, the movie has become the highest grossing movie of 2022 in 10 days, grossing 463 million and counting.
With an impressive record in West Africa, the movie also did well in East and Southern Africa cinemas where it delivered the biggest opening weekends of 2022 as well.
In East Africa, the film earned 25 million Kenyan shillings, earning the titles of both the biggest opening weekend box office of 2022 and the biggest post-pandemic opening to date.
In Southern Africa, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever brought in 16.5 million rand respectively, becoming the biggest opening weekend box office of 2022.
2018’s Black Panther remains the number 1 film of all time in both East and West Africa, and the number 2 film of all time in Southern Africa.
The Black Panther film which was initially acted by actor Chadwick Boseman was a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was a major success both in Cinemas and on streaming platforms.
The lead actor of the movie, Chadwick Boseman, sadly died of Cancer in 2021 after silently battling the disease for a few years.
Part of the new Film Wakanda Forever was used to pay tribute to him having died so young.