Nov 16, 2022
‘Wakanda Forever,’ Box Office Record Transcript
Disney/Marvel’s new film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” sets a domestic box-office record as the biggest opening weekend for a November release with $180 million. Read the transcript here.
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Caroline Hyde (00:00):
Well, if you haven’t checked out what’s trending on Twitter, if you fail to notice all the TikToks and the Instagram Reels about it, well, you should have known that it was a record breaking weekend for the box office of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It’s past all expectations. $118 million taken in here in the United States alone. $330 million raked in worldwide. Now, this makes it the best ever opening at the box office for the month of November. Now, it’s about 13th in line if you’re looking at opening weekends overall. And let’s stack it up to how it’s helped the likes of theater chains such as AMC. Look, at one point, the shares popped as much as about 9% or so. They came back down. But still, AMC on the higher side as people get excited about us returning to the theaters, getting that popcorn. Let’s look at though where it compares against some of the other Marvel franchises. Because look, Avengers: Endgame cleaned it up. We know that [inaudible 00:00:50] brought in $357 million. And actually, it’s still below the takings for the opening weekend of Black Panther itself. Nevertheless, a great turnout overall.