Black Panther: “Wakanda Forever,” produced by Marvel Studios, is the first film to earn N1 billion in Nigeria and Ghana since its debut in November 2022, shattering all prior box office records in the process.

The Walt Disney Company Africa’s distributor of big-budget films in Nigeria, FilmOne, revealed this in a statement that was made public on Sunday.

Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, co-founders of FilmOne, said in a statement: “We are ecstatic at the fantastic response that Marvel Studios’ Black Panther – Wakanda Forever – has gotten at the box office.”

“We are proud to have contributed to the success of Ryan Coogler’s 2018 smash Black Panther’s sequel, which has proven to be popular with moviegoers and has captured viewers in Nigeria. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s box office success is evidence that the film industry in West Africa is not only present but also thriving.

On November 6, 2022, the black-carpet premiere event was attended by dignitaries, guests, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tenoch Mejia, and local musicians who appear in the movie.

The film’s fascinating plot, beautiful special effects, and superb ensemble earned it great accolades.

Following the success of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, we are eager and committed to bringing additional blockbuster movies to our West African viewers, while also assisting the expansion of the local film industry. Babatope continues, “Greater things are only getting started.

Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, added, “We can’t wait to provide even more thrilling and unforgettable movies to audiences in West Africa and all around the world.”