Black Panther: Wakanda Forever smashes Disney+ streaming record


“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” became the most-watched Marvel film to premiere on Disney+ worldwide, the platform announced Monday, beating out other popular franchises on the platform including the 2021 Marvel films Eternals and Black Widow and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.

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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” became the most-watched Marvel film to premiere on Disney+ worldwide. Image: Supplied
Key Facts

The sequel to 2018’s blockbuster hit Black Panther — which grew critical acclaim for its portrayal of Black superhero, won three Academy Awards, and grossed US$1.3 billion at the box office — hit the streamer for the first time Feb. 1, nearly three months after its cinematic release.

In its first 5 days since debuting, Wakanda Forever garnered more hours streamed than any other Marvel film in their first five days on the platform.

The streaming platform declined to provide specific numbers on how many times the film was streamed.

Key Background

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” premiered in theatres in November and squashed domestic box office records with a whopping US$181 million opening weekend. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire previously held the record for largest November opening weekend, with more than US$158 million during its 2013 debut. By the end of 2022 the Black Panther sequel topped US$800 million in worldwide box office.

The sequel follows the people of Wakanda in the wake of the death of their leader King T’Challa’s —played by Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020.


“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is currently nominated for five Academy Awards and is the first Marvel film to receive a performer Oscar nomination. Angela Bassett, who plays Queen Ramonda in the film, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress last month.

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