Just within three to five days of its release, Black Panther is already a massive hit. In the weekend itself, the movie managed to earn $201.8 million. The estimated earnings from Friday to Monday is $235 million. It has already made its mark in the history of box office. Black Panther was directed by Ryan Googler and stars Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. The movie was released on 16th February, 2018. It has already set a box office record for 2018. Black Panther has broken eight box office records and is set to sore even higher.
Black Panther Box Office: Biggest February opening weekend
Previously, Deadpool marked the biggest February opening weekend with a collection of $510 million in the Fri-Sun time frame. Black Panther collected $218 million within Friday and Monday. Despite losing the valentine Day advantage, it scored a PG rating of 13. It was released in 3D too. Black Panther has supposedly gained 52% more than Deadpool and 148% more than Fifty Shades of Grey. Therefore, it can be said that it’s the new king in the box office.
While The Avengers had 2.58x weekend multiplier, Black Panther scored 2.66x in the weekend without Monday holiday. Though it could not beat Thor 2, Thor 3 and Doctor Strange, Black Panther is yet one of the massive openers for Marvel Cinematic Universe. It has gained A+ Cinemascore.
Black Panther Box Office: Highest non-sequel opening weekend
After Avengers, Black Panther is the second highest non-sequel weekend opener. Although, Avengers cannot be a non-sequel because it acts as a sequel to Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Not only that Black Panther is also the highest opener for weekend as for any prequel or non-sequel beating The Hunger Games.
Black Panther Box Office: Biggest solo superhero launch ever
Black Panther in its opening weekend gained even more than that Iron Man 3, and became the highest gaining solo superhero movie. The Avenger was a big comic book superhero launch. According to the inflammation game, Black Panther ranks at the fourth place behind The Dark Knight, Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers.
Biggest weekend opening for a long holiday debut
This movie by Marvel Cinematic Universe has earned more money than any of its money in the weekend time frame. Earlier, it was Deadpool’s record. The Presidents Day weekend has a history of number of comic book movie releases like Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Kingsman, Deadpool.
Black Panther Box Office: Biggest long holiday opening weekend
As far as “long weekend openings” (four or six days) are concerned, Black Panther has already estimated to gain $235 million beating Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Spider-Man 2. Black Panther already appears to breaking the record of most of the long holiday weekend opening movies.
Biggest weekend movie for a movie not directed by the white guy
Beating James Wan’s Furious 7, Black Panther became the biggest weekend opening movie that wasn’t directed by any white guy.
Biggest grosser movie in North America to be directed by black filmmaker
Black Panther gained $235 million in just four days, beating the domestic total of F. Gary’s Fate of the Furious.
Hence, Black Panther has broken most of the records and became the highest grosser. Black Panther also marks the fourth biggest IMAX domestic debut after Jurassic World, The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens. No doubt, Black Panther will be setting in more records and milestones in the upcoming weekend.