Friday, July 19, 2024

“Black Panther” Sequel “Wakanda Forever” Cools Down Considerably in Monday Box Office After Huge Weekend


Is Wakanda Forever or is it fleeting?

After a mammoth first weekend, “Wakanda Forever,” the sequel to “Black Panther,” slowed down considerably on Monday.

The Monday box office was a respectable $11 million — believe me, any movie would be happy to have that number.

But Exhibitor Relations points that after a $181 million weekend, the 72% drop is a surprise. It’s much less than Mondays for this year’s previous Marvel releases, “Thor Love and Thunder” and “Dr. Strange 2.”

What does it mean besides kids were doing their homework? Word of mouth may not be so enthusiastic after the first wave saw the movie and realized that the Black Panther was really dead and so was Queen Ramonda. And Killmonger’s pop up seemed slack to say the least.

Stay tuned this week…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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