Marvel’s ‘Black Panther‘ film is set to hit theaters this weekend, and it’s expected to smash every box office record for the month of February. The film, which currently has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is set to make history during this upcoming Presidents Day weekend.
If the experts at tracking are correct, Black Panther will take home around $165 million at the box office during its opening weekend, and if that incredible number is correct, it’ll beat Deadpool’s February record of $152.2 million.
The Hollywood Reporter goes deeper:
“A $165 million-plus opening would also be one of the top five or six domestic openings ever for a superhero film, not accounting for inflation. Some box-observers believe $165 million is too low an estimate.
When Black Panther first came on tracking two weeks ago, market leader NRG forecast a domestic opening of $125 million. By last week, that number had shot up to $150 million-plus. On Tuesday, it was revised upwards to $165 million-plus.”
You know what this means, right? The $165 million is probably too low. We could be looking at $180 million opening…I’M JUST SAYING! WATCH HOW HIGH THIS SH*T GOES.
Those numbers coming in next week are going to be super interesting. This could be huge.[mashshare]