“Black Panther” Grossed $75.8 Million On Its Debut
Marvel’s Black Panther has earned a whopping $75.8 million on its debut, including $25.2m in Thursday previews, In what appears to be a positive opening in the Box Office.
Forbes reports that this was the fourth-biggest superhero opening day in history, behind The Avengers ($80m), Batman v Superman ($81m) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($84m).
It’s the second-biggest pre-summer launch behind Batman v Superman ($81m), the top single day gross for a solo superhero movie, the biggest single day for a movie not directed by a white male, the eighth-biggest opening day ever and the very biggest single day ever for a non-sequel movie.
It earned $50.6 million on its “pure” Friday (minus the Thursday previews). That is just over/under the likes of Batman v Superman ($53m), Iron Man 3 ($53m), Furious 7 ($50m), The Dark Knight ($49m), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II ($48m), Spider-Man 3 ($48m), Captain America: Civil War ($48m) and Beauty and the Beast ($48m). That’s the biggest “pure Friday” gross for a non-sequel.
CBR is predicting that the movie should generate an estimate of $200 million by Monday, February 19, 2018.
A sequel has yet to be officially announced, although Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has already confirmed he wants director Ryan Coogler to return to helm a potential sequel.
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