It grossed $330 million world-wide, which you'd think means it's a hit. But Marvel/Disney only keeps about half of that money - here about $165 million - meaning it's about $145 million (or more) from breaking even.
Seeing as a typical film will gross 90% of its box office in the first 2-3 weeks (TOP GUN 2 being a notable exception), this is a very bad sign for Disney. It means, essentially, that the sequel to a movie that grossed over a billion dollars will likely, at best, break even.
So I suppose it's technically not a flop, but considering the time, money, and other resources it's proven to be a fairly big mis-step.
And Wall St has been quick to notice as their stock dropped like a sack of hammers last week on projected week box office and missed new subscriber numbers. Disney's stock is down whopping 62 percent this year alone.
Disney has already begun laying off people just in time for Christmas.
And it's little wonder as Disney announced it's lost $1.5 billion in the past year.
All of which means that WAKANDA FOREVER won't be saving the Mouse.
Latest grosses - $678,244,647 - indicate it won't lose money, but making a $39 million profit ain't exactly going to save Disney's free falling fiances either.
True it'll make some money with DVD/Blu ray sales, but considering the huge numbers put up by the first film (and other MCU flicks), it's a troubling sign for the Mouse. It'll never come close to other similarly budgeted MCU movies.
On the other hand, considering the star of the first flick died a year before filming the sequel, I guess they should be lucky it didn't super bomb. Still, you gotta question the time/effort/money spent on this project when others were available.