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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sequel rakes in $330 million debut weekend

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" Screening
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" Screening / Prince Williams/GettyImages

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever earned $330 million in ticket sales worldwide its opening weekend, it was estimated by Walt Disney Co on Sunday.

The distributor also said the film set a box office November record in the United States and Canada, according to Reuters. From Thursday night through Sunday, the Ryan Coogler-directed feature pulled in $180M domestically.

It beat out 2013's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which opened with $158.1 million.

Internationally, the sequel earned $150 million between Wednesday and Sunday, making it the top-grossing Hollywood release in all markets. Wakanda Forever - which stars Angela Bassett, Leticia, and Lupita Nyong'o, and more - was highly anticipated before its November 11 release.

The film, which follows 2018's original, earned $84 million opening day, including $28 million from Thursday previews.

The first film opened to $202 million in February 2018 and went on to gross over $1.4 billion worldwide.

It became one of the highest-grossing films of all time and a cultural phenomenon, but audiences were crushed when its star, Chadwick Boseman, died unexpectedly in 2020.

As for other films over the weekend, Black Adam drew 8.6 million and Ticket to Paradise came in third (in weekend four), while Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Smile rounded out the top five respectively.