Marvel seeing a drop in box office has been predicted for ages now, and it will happen, but as for when…?
I’m not reading anything into one film, they’re all part of the family but Disney are playing them as a group and seeing what it gets out of the whole thing. A little higher here, a little lower there, adjusting the phases as they go along.
Regarding ‘Black Panther’; it did more money at the US box office than any other Marvel movie, and practically the same amount around the world, for a total of $1,4bn. Saying it did “well” might be underselling it? A “cultural event” is definitely the right way to look at it.
I will be surprised it’s sequel does exactly the same, but also surprised if it’s not around $1bn, especially if they get the same cast and crew to return.
I think ‘Captain Marvel’ will do well, but I’m not anticipating £1bn and I doubt Marvel are either.
Dr Strange level performance will be fine. The team is what counts.