The Black Panther sequel continues to amaze audiences while making history.
Disney has announced that Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has broken a record to become the most-watched Marvel film premiere on Disney+ globally. The number is based on how many hours were streamed in its first five days on the platform.
The total amount of streams was not released.
According to Forbes, the sequel to Black Panther, which starred Chadwick Boseman (Who passed away in 2020) in the lead role as King T’Challa also broke records when it came out last November. The movie smashed domestic box office records when it took in an astronomical total of $181 million during the opening weekend. The film shattered the previous record by $23 million. That record was held by the movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which debuted almost 10 years ago. The title brought in more than $158 million on the weekend it came out.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever already made more than $800 million at box offices worldwide.
The Ryan Coogler-directed film has also been nominated for five Academy Awards. People who have access to Disney+ can view behind-the-scenes footage and interviews of the making of the movie. It starts streaming on Wednesday, Feb. 8 on Disney+, Assembled: The Making of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
For those who don’t have access to Disney+ or haven’t seen the movie or maybe want to see it again in the theaters (or for the first time), there’s a specially priced Black History Month special taking place right now. AMC Theatres is showing several Black movies for only $5 per ticket through the end of February.
You can see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for $5 at a local AMC Theatre between Feb. 24–March 1.
Until Feb. 9, you can go watch Till, which Chinonye Chukwu directed. From Feb. 10–Feb. 16, the featured movie will be Devotion starring Jonathan Majors. The Woman King featuring Viola Davis can be seen for a discounted price during the week of Feb. 17–Feb. 23.