While some expect Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda forever to earn $70 million or more in its second weekend, the sequel still holds up better than any Marvel Cinematic Universe title released during the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of percentage decrease.
Wakanda foreverby Marvel Studios and Disney, grossed an estimated $67.3 million domestically in the November 18-20 timeframe, down 63 percent from its opening weekend of $181 million.
Of the 30 MCU titles released in theaters in the last two decades — including Sony’s Spiderman photos produced in conjunction with Marvel — 10 photos have fallen by 60% or more, according to Comscore. Black Panther: Wakanda forever the sequel ranked 5th on the overall list of second weekend movies.
The number 1 in the list of the biggest drop is Black Widowwas released in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis in July 2021. The film was also shown concurrently on Disney+ Premiere for $30 rent, grossing $80.4 million in its opening weekend. premiered at the domestic box office and then dropped 67.8%.
Thor: Love and Thunderfourth title in the indie series, opening with $144.2 million in early July 2022. It dropped 67.7% to $46.6 million in its second weekend, bringing it up to No. 3 on the list of MCU’s most discounted movies.
Spider-Man: No way home debuted with a staggering $260.1 million in December 2021, marking an important turning point in the box office recovery. The film fell 67.5% to $84.5 million in its second weekend.
Doctor Strange in the Mad Multiverseopening in early May 2022, fell 67.1% to $61.8 million in its second bracket after opening to $187.1 million.
Overall, the 16 MCU movies fell between 59% and 50% in their second launch, including Behemoth. Avengers: Game overdebuted at a record $357.1 million and then fell 58.7% the following weekend.
Only four MCU movies dropped 49% or less.
May 2008, Iron Man opened to $102.1 million and then fell 49.9%. firstly Sorcerer Supremereleased in November 2016, fell 42.9%, while in 2016 God of thunder saw a second-weekend drop of 47.2%.
firstly back to newspaper, also directed by Coogler, holds the crown for the lowest drop. Painting, which debuted with $202 million in February 2018, dropped 44.7% in its second week.
Judgment was made on whether Wakanda forever could start matching the $1.4 billion earned globally in 2018 Black Panther, but the sequel relies on staying strong over the Thanksgiving holidays. Its global total is now $546 million, including $288 million domestically.