"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" jumped to the top of the box office this weekend after it opened with an estimated $180 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada.
According to the Associated Press, Disney said the highly-anticipated sequel had the second-biggest opening of the year behind "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" and brought in an additional $150 million from 50 territories, bringing the global total to $330 million.
The first that film opened to $202 million in 2018 went on to gross $1.4 billion worldwide. Its popularity made way for a sequel and a script was ready, but Boseman's unexpected death made it unusable, according to Coogler. Still, Coogler and his Black Panther "chosen family" came together to finish the sequel and remember Boseman.
Wakanda Forever was seen as a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, as well as the continuation of the Black Panther series.
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November, 14, 2022, CBS NEWS