Few expected Ryan Coogler Black Panther: Wakanda Forever To earn $70 million or more in its second weekend, the sequel fared better than any other Marvel Cinematic Universe title released in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of its percentage drop.
Wakanda ForeverFrom Marvel Studios and Disney, it grossed an estimated $67.3 million domestically in the November 18-20 frame, a 63 percent drop from its $181 million opening weekend.
Among the 30 MCU titles released in theaters over the past two decades — including Sony Spider-Man According to ComScore, films made with Marvel – 10 dropped by 60 percent or more. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever The sequel ranked 5th on the overall list of second weekend drops.
In the list of big drops no. 1 is black widowIt was released in July 2021 in the heart of the COVID-19 crisis. The film, which was simultaneously available on Disney+ Premiere at a $30 rental rate, earned $80.4 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend before falling 67.8 percent.
Thor: Love and ThunderThe fourth title in the standalone series opened in early July 2022 to $144.2 million. It fell 67.7 percent to $46.6 million in its sophomore weekend, ranking No. 3 on the list of biggest MCU drops.
Spider-Man: No Way The house debuted to a staggering $260.1 million in December 2021, marking a major turning point in the box office recovery. It fell 67.5 percent to $84.5 million in its second weekend.
Doctor Strange in many forms of madnessOpening in early May 2022, it fell 67.1 percent to $61.8 million in its second frame after opening to $187.1 million.
In total, 16 MCU films fell between 59 percent and 50 percent in their second outings, including Behemoth Avengers: EndgameIt opened to a record $357.1 million and fell 58.7 percent the following weekend.
Only four MCU films fell 49 percent or less.
In May 2008, man of steel opened to $102.1 million and then fell 49.9 percent. First Doctor StrangeReleased in November 2016, down 42.9 percent, but in 2016 Thor 47.2 percent decline in the second weekend.
First Back panther, likewise directed by Coogler, retained the crown for the lowest drop. The film, which opened in February 2018 to $202 million, fell 44.7 percent in its second weekend.
The verdict is out Wakanda Forever By 2018, $1.4 billion earned globally could begin to set in Curry Leopard, but the sequel is counting on remaining a powerhouse over the Thanksgiving holiday. Its global total currently stands at $546 million, including $288 million domestically.