black panther wakanda forever
Image via Marvel Studios

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ sets a major box office record no superhero movie can match

Not quite on the same level as its predecessor, but a record-breaker nonetheless.

Even though James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has exploded out of the gate to steal the headlines and box office thunder away from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel has quietly kept on trucking.

Recommended Videos

There’s no chance it’ll even come close to matching the mammoth $1.3 billion haul of its predecessor, and even joining the billion-dollar club is beginning to look out of reach given that the film has been playing in theaters for over a month and sits at a shade over $800 million in takings, but the blockbuster comic book adaptation has at least set one major record.

Having amassed $431 million and counting on domestic shores, Wakanda Forever is now the top-earning superhero movie with a female lead on home turf, having surpassed the $426 million of Captain Marvel and the $412 million of Wonder Woman in the last week. Of course, the competition isn’t particularly fierce when the next two contenders are the $183 million of Black Widow and $84 million accrued by Birds of Prey, but a record is a record no matter how it gets broken.

Curiously, international audiences don’t seem to have taken the Black Panther sequel to their hearts the same way they did the first time around, with Ryan Coogler’s sophomore adventure sitting at a fairly underwhelming overseas total of only $375 million. Only in the MCU could a final run well north of $800 million be deemed as a disappointment, though, but that’s the standards and expectations that come with the world’s most popular franchise.


We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article ‘A sequel to ‘Battlefield Earth’: Ryan Reynolds spells out exactly what we can expect from ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’
Screengrab of Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in the upcoming 'Deadpool & Wolverine' movie.
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ may have just lost its star cameo amid Taylor Swift Marvel meeting rumors
Photo montage of Taylor Swift in her music video for 'Bejeweled' and a poster of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's 10th anniversary.
Read Article Marvel Studios officially carving the MCU in two is either the smartest or stupidest decision it’s ever made
Rogue in X-Men '97/Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ has already broken a 2024 milestone as it gears up to single-handedly save the MCU
Wade Wilson and Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ absence leaves us seriously worried as the end of another MCU trilogy is confirmed to be coming soon
Hugh Jackman showing his claws in Deadpool & Wolverine
Related Content
Read Article ‘A sequel to ‘Battlefield Earth’: Ryan Reynolds spells out exactly what we can expect from ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’
Screengrab of Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in the upcoming 'Deadpool & Wolverine' movie.
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ may have just lost its star cameo amid Taylor Swift Marvel meeting rumors
Photo montage of Taylor Swift in her music video for 'Bejeweled' and a poster of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's 10th anniversary.
Read Article Marvel Studios officially carving the MCU in two is either the smartest or stupidest decision it’s ever made
Rogue in X-Men '97/Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Read Article ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ has already broken a 2024 milestone as it gears up to single-handedly save the MCU
Wade Wilson and Logan in Deadpool & Wolverine
Read Article Latest Marvel News: ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ absence leaves us seriously worried as the end of another MCU trilogy is confirmed to be coming soon
Hugh Jackman showing his claws in Deadpool & Wolverine
Author
Scott Campbell
News, reviews, interviews. To paraphrase Keanu Reeves; Words. Lots of words.