Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Wikipedia
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a 2022 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to Black Panther (2018) and the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Directed by Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole, the film stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Angela Bassett. In the film, the leaders of Wakanda fight to protect their nation in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
Ideas for a sequel began after the release of Black Panther in February 2018. Coogler negotiated to return as director in the following months, and Marvel Studios officially confirmed the sequel’s development in mid-2019. Plans for the film changed in August 2020 when Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman died from colon cancer, with Marvel choosing not to recast his role of T’Challa. Other main cast members from the first film were confirmed to return by that November, and the title was announced in May 2021. Production initially took place from late June to early November 2021, in Atlanta and Brunswick, Georgia, as well as around Massachusetts, before a hiatus to allow Wright to recover from an injury sustained during filming. Production resumed by mid-January 2022 and wrapped in late March in Puerto Rico.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiered at the El Capitan Theatre and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on October 26, 2022, and was released in the United States on November 11, 2022, as the final film in Phase Four of the MCU. The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise towards Coogler’s direction, the action sequences, production and costume design, the cast’s performances (particularly those of Wright, Gurira, Huerta, and Bassett), emotional weight, musical score, and its tributes to Boseman, although the runtime and plot received some criticism. The film has grossed over $342 million worldwide.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Box Office Wikipedia (Worldwide)
|Screenplay by||Ryan Coogler|
Joe Robert Cole
|Story by||Ryan Coogler|
|Based on||Marvel Comics|
|Produced by||Kevin Feige|
|Cinematography||Autumn Durald Arkapaw|
|Edited by||Michael P. Shawver|
|Music by||Ludwig Göransson|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios|
|Release dates||October 26, 2022 (Hollywood)November 11, 2022 (United States)|
|Running time||161 minutes|
|Box office||$342.8 million|
MCU’s latest release “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” after a very good 40 Cr+ opening weekend, has now crossed the 50 Cr mark at the Indian box office. It has become a trend for Marvel films to gross big in India.
Marvel’s past releases like Spiderman: No Way Home, Doctor Strange 2 and Thor 4 minted over 100 crores in India with the former most going past the 200 crore mark.
However, it might not end up its run like the said films in India. From here, it looks like, Black Panther 2 would finish with 75-80 Cr lifetime which is a very good number given it has no popular names like Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland. And also the buzz for the flick is way less than the aforementioned films had at their time.
BLACK PANTHER 2 TO CROSS 50 CR IN INDIA
The film saw a wide release in India and opened with double-digit figures here. It showed a growth of over 11% on Sat and was stable on Sun taking its total first-week collections over 40 crores.
It minted 4.55 Cr on its first Monday with a huge around 70% drop. However, it is expected to show a stable trend on the weekdays as other Hollywood release performs in India after a big Monday drop.
BOX OFFICE COLLECTION DAY 5
Wakanda Forever has clocked in 88.51L from the advance bookings for day 5. And now the reports suggest that the flick has remained stable on Tue as well. As per the trade estimations, Black Panther 2 collected ₹ 3.8-4 Cr on its first Tuesday taking the total India collections to over 50 crores nett.
From here, it will be difficult for the film to enter the 100 crore club considering the weekend figures are not on par with previous Marvel releases. And with a big release like Drishyam2, every Friday will make its task more difficult. It will have to show a strong trend on the weekdays and then a big jump on Sundays.
That said, Black Panther 2 has done good business given the current situation over here. Post-Brahmastra there is again a drought of hits at the box office. With over 50 crore figures coming in, exhibitors would be breathing a sigh of relief in India.