Marvel’s Black Panther is on fire. It was one of the most highly anticipated Marvel movies this year. The initial reviews suggested that the movie was going to be a hit. Well, it looks like it is in fact a huge hit. The opening weekend box office figures show that Black Panther has had a $235 million opening at 4,020 locations in North America.
The latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe opened with an estimated $235 million over the weekend and that includes Monday’s holiday as well. The opening figures rank Black Panther in second-place on the list of all time record openings for Marvel movies. Everyone is going to see this movie. The numbers only climb from here.
The movie’s box office figures are more than double the initial predictions, suggesting that this $200 million movie could bring in $100-$120 million on opening weekend. It ranks fifth on the list of movies with the highest openings ever, right behind 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.
Black Panther has also broken Deadpool’s record in the process. The numbers will continue to climb as the movie opens in more markets too. It looks like Marvel has done it again.