Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has claimed the accolade of largest industry opening weekend ever with a total box office of 240 million.
The film grossed Kes 25 million in East Africa, making it the biggest post-pandemic opening to date and the biggest opening weekend box office of 2022. The film grossed R16.5 million in Southern Africa, making it the biggest opening weekend box office of 2022.
The follow-up to Ryan Coogler’s 2018 hit “Black Panther” proved an appeal for cinema-going audiences across all regions, with slightly under 300,000 attendances reported.
“Black Panther” remains the best-selling film in both East and West Africa, and the second-best-selling picture in Southern Africa.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever directors and actors recently went to Lagos to celebrate the film’s release, making history as the first official African Marvel Studios premiere in Nigeria.
On Sunday, November 6, 2022, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tenoch Huerta Meja, and local musicians featured in the film gathered dignitaries and guests at the Black Carpet premiere event.
On Wednesday, 9 November 2022, Johannesburg hosted the South African Premiere of the film, and welcomed Connie Chiume (Mining Tribe Elder “Zawavari”), Dr Ernest Khalema (Language and Cultural Consultant on the film), and local musicians from the soundtrack.
In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (featuring Florence Kasumba) strive to defend their country after King T’Challa’s death.
As the Wakandans attempt to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together and build a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman). The film stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli, as well as Tenoch Huerta Meja as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea realm.
The film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now in cinemas worldwide.
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