This is a question for the ages because the original Black Panther earned $1.3 billion worldwide in 2018, so it’s reasonable to assume it’s sequel would perform well; the question is only HOW well, not the aforementioned performance in and of itself.
Which I ask because Disney – which happens to be the same company that released Black Panther: Wakanda Forever via Marvel Studios – for whatever reason released a big-budget animated feature that cost somewhere in the ballpark of $180 million movie a week after against it.
In other words, for some weird reason they choose to compete against themselves to the tune of millions of dollars.
This seems really dumb because it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is likely to dominate the box office till Avatar: The Way of Water comes out – which also comes from 20th Century Studios, formerly 20th Century Fox Studios, which is also owned by Disney – though by the time that happens Wakanda Forever will likely have earned somewhere in the ballpark of $800 million to a billion worldwide.
This is why you ideally hold off on movies like Strange World; though whatever you do you don’t release it against juggernauts like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, never mind Avatar: The Way of Water.