We told you last week that Marvel’s ‘Black Panther‘ film was set to break a lot of records at the box office. We told you that the $165 million estimates were probably too low, and we were correct.
According to a report from Variety, Black Panther is heading to a ridiculous $235 million opening over the four-day President’s Day weekend. We knew the numbers were going to be huge on Thursday night when it brought home $25.2 million, the largest Thursday night preview gross for a film opening in February, and the second-largest preview gross for a Marvel film.
On Sunday, it became clear that the film would easily break the $200 million mark. Check this out, it made $60.1 million just on Sunday. That’s the second best Sunday in industry history!
“With 73% of schools closed, Black Panther business should decline 45% from Sunday for a $33 million Monday and $235 million four-day debut.
Black Panther has also pushed the 2018 year to date domestic gross up 6.9% to $1.65 billion, according to comScore. It is the highest three-day debut ever for a February film and the fifth highest of all time behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $248 million, Star Wars: The Last Jedi at $220 million, Jurassic World at $208.8 million and The Avengers at $207.4 million.”
That is pretty damn incredible. This film is not finished breaking records. It’s going to be at the top of the box office for the next few weeks. We’re just going to sit back and watch the numbers climb.[mashshare]