Wakanda Forever’s 2nd Weekend Box Office Comes in Millions Below Expectations


For it’s second week, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever took in another $67.3 million to raise its domestic total to $288 million and it’s closing in on $550 million worldwide. That’s about $3 million below the project $70 million, but strangely, no one in the entertainment press seems to be worried, blaming it on the film’s 2-hour and 41-minute runtime. They also do some clever “whataboutism” by pointing out that Wakanda Forever’s second weekend is coming in slightly above Black Adam’s opening weekend of $67 million.


The film is still likely to do fairly well over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. However, the film is still trending about 2% behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at the same point in its run.


Two new releases bumped Black Adam down to forth, with The Menu ordering up $9 million for second place and The Chosen: Season 3 making $8.2 million. Black Adam still made $4.48 million in its fifth week, taking it’s total to $156.9 million domestically. Ticket to Paradise rounds out the top five with $3.2 million. The other new entry on the list that was expected to do a bit better was She Said, which made $2.25 million in its opening weekend, good enough for sixth place. 



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Karina Smitt

I'm not as much of a "CoMiCs NeEd MoAr DiVeRsItY & iNcLuSiOn" advocate as my girlfriend often is, but we both love funny books, crispy bacon, straight bourbon and hip hop. Add yet, we never vote the same, so we cancel each other out... and that works perfectly in my book!