Black Panther: Wakanda Forever earned $28 million in Thursday previews. That makes it the 15th highest preview money maker ever. The movie opens to 4,396 theaters today (Friday) The 2018 Black Panther made $25 million in previews and went on to make $1.3 billion worldwide. Wakanda Forever is expected to make $175 million opening weekend. The first Black Panther made $202 million opening weekend.