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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” keep its box office crown

Its comes as no surprise that “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will keep its box office crown in its second weekend. The crushed several highly anticipated new studio film releases like “The Menu” and “She Said.”

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The film continues to stoke emotions and dialogue over critical social, cultural and racial isssues posed in the first film, but with greater intensity.

Marvel’s sequel brought in an additional $17.9 million on its second Friday, down 79% from its opening day figure. Projections for the sophomore outing of “Wakanda Forever” land in the $65 million to $70 million range, which would mark a substantial but standard (for a superhero movie) second weekend drop over 60%. With a $181 million domestic debut, “Wakanda Forever” landed the second-biggest opening of the year, behind only Marvel’s own “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

While the “Black Panther” sequel is still tracking slightly behind the “Doctor Strange” adventure, the film looks to nab a sizable haul at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday next weekend, hoping to place itself on the pathway to becoming the year’s second-biggest domestic release, behind “Top Gun: Maverick.” The film already stands as the seventh-highest grossing film in North America, looking to expand its stateside cume beyond $287 million this weekend.

According to Paul Tassi of Forbes, not up to the platinum standard of the first Black Panther, there’s a certain amount of leeway you have to give it, being that its entire first script had to be tossed and rewritten after the tragic passing of its star, Chadwick Boseman.

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