Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuted last month in theaters with the emotional and surprising ending of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The live-action film followed Princess Shuri and the kingdom of Wakanda after the death of King T’Challa. In reality, the unexpected death really touched the hearts of many fans. The film has grossed a significant amount of money at the box office in the process.
As it turns out, Wakanda Forever’s box office performance has created history in an unexpected way. The domestic box office collection of Wakanda Forever is $429+ million. It has officially made the highest-grossing female-led superhero movie in the history of the United States box office.
These numbers crossed the domestic totals of Captain Marvel ($426.8 million), Wonder Woman ($412.8 million) Black Widow ($183.6 million), and Birds of Prey ($84.1 million).
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Plot
In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sequence, the leaders of the kingdom of Wakanda battle to protect their nation from evil forces in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. In this crisis, the Wakanda kingdom is facing a new threat from the hidden undersea nation of Talokan.
In this film, we have seen the returning cast members Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, and Martin Freeman as Everett Ross. New cast members will include Tenoch Huerta as Namor, Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams or Ironheart, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Mabel Cadena as Namora, and Alex Livinalli as Attuma.
“Thank you,” director Ryan Coogler wrote in an open letter following the film’s release. “Thank you to the people who bought their tickets early and camped out opening weekend. Thank you to those of you who took their families out young ones and elders in tow. To those who organized youth screenings and afterparties, who bought out theaters for communities and friends. To all of you who watched multiple times, and encouraged other folks to check it out.
Our film is over two and a half hours long, so thank you for holding those bathroom breaks. Our film has 6 languages spoken in it. Thank you for bearing with the subtitles. And our film deals with the inescapable human emotion of grief. Thank you for opening yourself up to the emotional journey of this film.
We made something to honor our friend, who was a giant in our industry, and we also made something to be enjoyed in a theatrical setting with friends, family, and strangers. Something to be quoted and discussed. To be debated. Something to make people both physically and emotionally feel seen. This medium wouldn’t exist without an audience, and I thank you for giving me a professional purpose, and an emotional outlet. I look forward to bringing you more stories in the future.”