Black Panther has arrived in theaters, and to say that its impact has been felt would be a severe understatement. The film is the cultural event of the year already with its influence being felt around the world. It’s gotten critical and fan praise alike, some calling one of the MCU’s “absolute finest entries”. The film’s impact can be seen through its stellar opening weekend box office haul. According to Box Office Mojo, the film’s box office estimate is around $192 million for its opening weekend.
That’s an astounding number for any film, but if we compare it to other MCU films, the number is very, very impressive. Black Panther is the second-highest opening weekend in the MCU, just below The Avengers ($207M) and right above Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191M). In terms of non-MCU numbers, the film’s opening numbers place it 5th all time. The films above it you might ask? Well, those are Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($247M), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220M), Jurassic World, and The Avengers. The film is also set to break the record for biggest President’s Day 4-day weekend haul, with previous record owner Deadpool set to be dethroned.
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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo
Black Panther is now playing in theaters everywhere.
Black Panther– After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.