BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER is a huge hit!
And deservedly so.. The film was spectacular–though perhaps a little on the run time scale than we’d like, but that is Marvel for you! With a run time of almost 3 solid hours, WAKANDA did at times feel like it was FOREVER.
The movie gave a beautiful theatrical sendoff to Chadwick Boseman through the film, the emotions seemed to go beyond the fiction of the movie and seemed to showcase true emotions of the cast..
And finally, the action sequences in Black Panther seemed original and inspired. Really, really good.
Now on to the box office!
It is expected that by the time the holiday weekend ends, WAKANDA will have earned over $18-185 million in the United States. Globally, the film is expected to exceed $300 million.
From reports, it did not do as well in Asia Pacific markets–perhaps playing into that is China refusing to allow its release in that country.
The $185 prediction knocks 2013’s HUNGER GAMES off the board in biggest November releases.
Audience exits still amazing for Wakanda Forever, with 93% on Screen Engine/Comscore’s PostTrak and an 85% definite recommend, with kids under 12 giving it a near 100% and 72% recommend. Guy-leaning at 52%, 45% between 18-34, with 37% over 35. Very diverse film at 44% Black-leading, 21% Hispanic and Latino, 20% Caucasian, and 15% Asian/other.