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‘Black Panther’ Surpasses Original Box Office Tracking And Opens With An Estimated $242 Million

Black Panther took the box office by storm in its four-day opening weekend. Early estimates pegged the film to make $170 million domestically, which soon increased to $218 million and now it sits at an estimated $242 million.

On Sunday alone, the film made an estimated $60.1 million, which is the second-highest Sunday ever, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Coupled with the estimated box office earnings overseas of $169 million, Black Panther has earned a total of $404 million globally in a single weekend.

This earns the MCU’s latest film the title of biggest box office opening in the month of February, beating out the record previously set by fellow Marvel Comics character movie, Deadpool back in 2016.


Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) & Shuri (Letitia Wright) in Black Panther (Courtesy of Marvel Studios)

Other records set by Black Panther include: the second best Thursday night preview film from the MCU, (just behind Avengers: Age of Ultron), becoming the fifth-highest opening film of all time and Ryan Coogler now holds the record for biggest opening for an African-American director.

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Starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Letitia Wright, Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett and Daniel Kaluuya, Black Panther is in theaters now!

Source: Box Office Mojo & The Hollywood Reporter

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