Box office still celebrating Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever topped the North American box office, taking in more than $64 million over the Thanksgiving long weekend, according to figures on Sunday, 27 November, from trade body Exhibitor Relations.
Wakanda Forever, the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster Afro-futuristic film, is a fitting tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the original Black Panther star who died of colon cancer in 2020 at age 43. The actor makes appearances in the form of flashbacks as T’Challa, the ruler of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda.
Following T’Challa’s death, Wakanda finds itself at odds with world powers, including an underwater kingdom, and struggles to maintain its autonomy. Audiences in the US and Canada vastly preferred this Marvel film to Disney’s animated film Avalonia, The Strange Journey, which only took in $18.6 million over the extended weekend.
In third place, Devotion, the story of two US Navy fighter pilots, took in USD 9 million. Close behind was The Menu, a film borrowed from horror, film noir and wry comedy, with USD 7.3 million. Black Adam’s Superheroes is in fifth place with just under USD 5 million.