American superhero film 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' notches up $84 mn on opening day
Estimates heading into the weekend suggested 'Wakanda Forever' could net a gross between $185 million and $200 million in its opening
In a post-pandemic world, superhero movies seem to be the sole cinematic pieces that can pull the audience to theatres. Marvel's 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' pretty much reaffirms this as it's reigning over the North American box office.
The superhero sequel earned $84 million from 4,396 locations on its opening day, reports Variety. Those figures includes $28 million in Thursday previews, which marked the 15th-highest preview gross in history and bested the first 'Black Panther' movie's figure by $3 million. It is also the second biggest opening day of the year, behind the $90.4 million earned by fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe entry 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'.
According to Variety, estimates heading into the weekend suggested 'Wakanda Forever' could net a gross between $185 million and $200 million in its opening, though some competitors are now projecting that the film will fall shy of that range. IANS