New ‘Black Panther’ Movie Opens Strong, But Not Yet Record-Breaking

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At a glance

  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” snared an estimated $180 million during its domestic debut, earning it the record for the biggest opener in the month of November and the second-highest opener of 2022.
  • “Wakanda Forever” is estimated to pull in 12.7 million patrons this weekend, according to data from EntTelligence. Only Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” has pulled in more moviegoers, bringing in 13.7 million during its opening weekend in May.
  • “Multiverse of Madness” is also the film that currently holds the record for the highest opening in 2022, with $187 million. If “Wakanda Forever” sees a surge in ticket sales Sunday, it could surpass that figure.

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