Marvel’s Black Panther is proof that you cannot predict the impact of black excellence!
The Ryan Coogler–directed film, starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, and Winston Duke, secured the box office bag over the weekend with an estimated $218 million domestically and $387 million worldwide.
Let’s talk box office records, shall we?
One Day Presales
Black Panther sold more advanced tickets in ONE DAY than any other Marvel movie in history.
Black Panther became Fandango’s largest presale ever for a non-Star Wars film.
Biggest February 3-Day Opening
Black Panther now holds the record for biggest February three-day opening with $192 million, blowing past Deadpool‘s previous record of $132.4 million two years ago.
Biggest President’s Day 4-Day Opening
Black Panther also spanked Deadpool‘s Presidents’ Day four-day weekend record of $152.1 million with an easy $218 million.
Biggest Pre-Summer 3-Day Opening
Black Panther‘s $192 million three-day opening topped Beauty and the Beast‘s pre-summer season release three-day record of $174.8 million.
Biggest Pre-Summer Preview Night
Black Panther scooped $25 million on its Thursday night preview, dropping vibranium on the record for a pre-summer preview night held by The Hunger Games with $19.7 million.
Biggest Opening By Black Director
Biggest Opening For Marvel Stand-Alone
Black Panther now holds the record for the biggest opening ever for any Marvel stand-alone film! Iron Man 3 previously held the record with $174.2 million in 2013.
Black Panther is the highest-grossing title in history at 33 AMC Theaters across the country. Atlanta’s AMC Southlake 24 showed out with a record 83 showings of the film.
Black Panther currently holds the best aggregated score of any live-action superhero movie with 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
I will end this post by telling you Black Panther is officially the FIFTH-largest opening of a film in HISTORY!