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Imax Posts Biggest November Movie Opening With ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Imax Nov. 14 said it recorded its largest November movie opening with the $22.6 million debut across 26 markets for Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The sequel generated $14.2 million across North American screens.

The sequel to the 2018’s Black Panther, starring the late Chadwick Boseman, generated $331 million globally across all screens in its debut, including $181 million in North American theaters.

Wakanda Forever was shot with Imax digital cameras and features select scenes with the exhibitor’s expanded aspect ratio. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will continue to play on Imax screens through the end of November, including the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, and in select markets into December. Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water, the long-awaited sequel to the highest grossing Imax film of all time — Avatar — debuts on Dec. 16.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has succeeded in delivering a poignant, unmissable sequel to the iconic original, while jumpstarting the global box office ahead of a strong blockbuster slate through 2023,” Rich Gelfond, CEO of Imax, said in a statement.

Internationally, Imax delivered $8.4 million in box office for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and notched the biggest November opening weekend for Imax ever in international markets, including France, Germany, Switzerland, India, Hong Kong, Argentina and Colombia. Following the film’s African premiere Nov. 6 at the Filmhouse Lekki Imax in Lagos, Wakanda Forever also scored the biggest Imax opening weekend ever in Nigeria.

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