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Marvel’s 2018 ‘Black Panther’ becomes No 1 movie on Disney+ thanks to sequel ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

2018’s ‘Black Panther’ is number 1 yet again. Recently, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘ was released which showcased a new Black Panther after the untimely and tragic death of the previous character, Chadwick Boseman. People in theatres all over the world broke down in tears as the movie paid a beautiful tribute to Boseman. It doesn’t take rocket science to figure out that the sequel made fans want to watch the first movie again in honor of Boseman.

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However, we can’t be sure if fans are either preparing for the movie by rewatching the first film or if they loved the sequel to the extent of revisiting it to see which was better. Now, it has been revealed that the 2018 ‘Black Panther’ is the number-one movie on Disney+ by a huge margin. It is not surprising that Marvel fans did it once more given how crazy they were when the prequel movie first hit theatres. The previous movie broke numerous box office records and earned over 1.3 billion dollars worldwide, making it the ninth-highest-grossing movie of all time and the highest-grossing movie directed by a BLACK director.

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The top movie on Disney+ is ‘Black Panther’, followed by two animated movies in that order, according to FlixPatrol. Disney’s ‘Encanto’ and ‘Zootopia’ are ranked number two and three on the list, which makes sense given that the streaming service is targeted at children. The epic Marvel film ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is ranked ninth, with ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ taking the eighth spot. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ appears to be the main driver behind the first movie’s high ranking on the streaming list.

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The sequel was released 10 days back, on November 11, 2022, and has grossed over 546 million dollars worldwide, becoming the eighth highest-grossing film of 2022. It also got splendid reviews for the cast’s performances (particularly those of Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Tenoch Huerta, and Angela Bassett), emotional weight, musical score, and its tributes to Boseman. 

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Regardless, the sequel is still running in the theaters near you while a television series set in Wakanda is in development for Disney+. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is the final film in Phase Four of the MCU which brings the fans to look forward to Phase Five of the franchise. The fifth phase will feature all of the Marvel Studios productions set to be released starting from 2023 to mid-2024. The first film in the phase will be ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,’ scheduled for release in February 2023, with the first series in the phase being the second season of the animated ‘What If…?,’ set for release in early 2023 although a fixed date is not set for the series yet.

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