Box Office: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Hunts Down Record $180M Domestic, $330M Worldwide

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (review)- $180M

To the surprise of nobody, Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever dominated the weekend, breaking November domestic records with $180M. That also makes it the second-largest debut of the year behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ $187M. To be perfectly honest, I’m a little surprised by that. For context, Black Panther opened in 2018with $202M, so this is below that, as well. Anyway, the film also scored $330M worldwide following a $150M international haul, which is more than what Black Adam did in three whole weeks. It’s all good news, though, especially with an ‘A’ Cinemascore and 84% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, 95% from audiences.

2. Black Adam– $8.6M/$151.1M

Did anything else come out opposite Wakanda Forever? Not really, which meant a bunch of leftovers had to fight for the scraps. As expected, Black Adam got slammed this week, earning just $8.6M and taking the domestic haul to $151M. Things look a bit better globally where Dwayne Johnson’s managed to lift $352M total.

3. Ticket to Paradise– $6.1M/$56.5M

4. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile– $3.2M/$40.8M

5. Smile– $2.3M/$102.7M

6. Prey for the Devil– $2M/$16.9M

7. The Banshees of Inisherin– $1.7M/$5.7M

8. One Piece Film: Red– $1.4M/$12.7M

9. Till– $618K/$8M

10. Armageddon Time– $352K/$1.5M

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.