‘Black Panther’ on Track for Record Breaking $200 Million Domestic Debut
On top of garnering the most advance ticket sales for a superhero movie, beating Deadpool’s President Day weekend of $152 million, and having a nearly all-black cast, Black Panther is still not done setting records when it comes to the big screen. With two days still to go in its debut weekend, the film is well on its way to breaking over $200 million domestically from around 4,020 locations in North American. Including Thursday’s preview sales, Friday’s box office total alone was almost $76 million, becoming the eighth-highest opening day ever and sliding into the third largest for Marvel.
The film is also doing well overseas, grossing around $80 million since Tuesday in major foreign markets like the U.K., Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Initial projections for the film were between $100 and $120 million, those numbers quickly growing as theaters began to sell out and fast.
33 AMC locations reported that their screenings of Black Panther on Thursday and Friday along with the advanced tickets sales have earned more money than any other film’s Thursday through Sunday revenue. A spokesman for AMC said the company is even anticipating that the number of locations where Black Panther has set records to only increase throughout the rest of the weekend.
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