After making its debut on Disney+ last Wednesday (February 1), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever became the most-watched Marvel film during its first five days on the platform. According to Disney+, this is based on hours streamed across the globe.
We can imagine Tenoch Huerta’s Namor shouting “Líik’ik Talokan!” when he received the good news.
Disney+, unfortunately, didn’t provide any numbers for its claim, so we’ll just have to take its word for it. It’s not something, however, that would be too hard to believe. Last year, the film, which debuted at theaters on November 11, made over $842 million at the worldwide box office. That was good enough for sixth place on the list of highest-grossing films of the year after Avatar: The Way of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Minions: Rise of Gru.
According to Samba TV, a company that measures audience analytics, it reported that Wakanda Forever’s “Live+4D household viewership was 2.1 million.”
Along with breaking the box office last year, the film also racked up several accolades. Wakanda Forever was recently nominated for five Academy Awards, including one for Angela Bassett for her supporting role as Queen Ramonda. Bassett became the first-ever actor to land an Oscar nod for their performance in a Marvel movie.
During an interview with Remezcla last year, Huerta said he was glad that his role as Namor would help fill a void in the superhero genre for Latine talent. “When you think that this could inspire some kids from Latin America, or from the Latin American community in the States, it’s overwhelming in the best way possible,” Huerta said. “I hope these kids … are able to look at themselves in the mirror and … say, ‘I’m proud of who I am.’”