Wakanda Forever! It’s official, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has broken the Disney+ viewership record and become the biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie to debut on the streaming service. Ryan Coogler’s highly anticipated Black Panther sequel released in theaters in November 2022 to great acclaim, and now it’s made history on Disney+.
If you’re a fan of the MCU, then you won’t want to miss this blog post. We’re taking a look at the records Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has broken, the box office success it’s had, and what this means for the future of the franchise.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has become an instant success on Disney+, breaking the streaming service’s viewership record for the biggest debut for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Disney has confirmed that Black Panther 2’s Disney+ viewership record is based on how many hours it was watched within the first five days of release on the streaming service. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s viewership on Disney+ is known to top all other Phase 4 MCU movies, including fellow 2022 releases Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder.
It’s no surprise that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has become a success, as it’s already broken records at the box office. The movie set a new box office record for the best opening weekend domestically in November after its $181 million first three days. It also broke an MCU record after being the top film at the box office for five straight weekends.
But that’s not all. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has also broken an Oscars record for the MCU. While the first Black Panther was responsible for Marvel Studios finally winning its first Academy Awards in 2019 and getting the first Best Picture nomination, the acting categories have long ignored the MCU movies. This changed with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever thanks to Angela Bassett’s powerful performance as Queen Ramonda. She earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination thanks to her work, and is even the favorite to win the award.
The various records Black Panther 2 has broken make it quite clear why Marvel Studios is looking to expand the franchise. Ryan Coogler is confirmed to be working on different spinoffs, while there has also been some talk of Black Panther 3 being in development already. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever breaking Disney+ viewership records for the MCU will only further strengthen Marvel Studios’ faith in the franchise and ensure it continues in various forms.
It’s clear that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a huge success, and we can’t wait to see what else the future holds for the MCU. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates as they come!