Wakanda Forever’s Box Office Marks Historic Milestone For Ryan Coogler

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s success at the box office five weeks after its premiere is a significant achievement for its creator, Ryan Coogler, as the movie continues to be the highest-grossing title. Letitia Wright, Tenoch Huerta, Angela Bassett, Dominique Thorne, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Martin Freeman are among the cast members in the follow-up to the 2018 film Black Panther. 

In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Shuri (Wright) and the Wakandan heroes must deal with the death of T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, as well as possible threats from other countries and the rise of Namor (Huerta), the emperor of Talokan, an underwater city.

According to THR, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which earned more than $400 million over its sixth weekend at the box office, has maintained its top spot. As a result, the MCU sequel’s strong box office performance has not only enabled it to overtake Top Gun: Maverick as the second-highest domestic earning movie of 2022, but it has also enabled director Ryan Coogler to break box office records. Following Black Panther’s first theatrical release, it has become the director’s second movie to spend 5 weeks atop the box office.

Coogler has now achieved this milestone, joining Chris Columbus, Robert Zemeckis, Barry Levinson, and James Cameron as the very few directors who have had multiple films spend more than five weeks at the top of the box office in the US and Canada.