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Black Panther Box Office Opening Is Huge

Black Panther Friday Box Office Is Huge

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:40
Black Panther Box Office Opening Is Huge

Following its Thursday night previews, now it's learned that Black Panther continues being a huge success at the box office.

Coupled with the $25.2 million from Thursday, Black Panther adds another $50 million on Friday, which gives the Marvel movie a whopping $75.808 million for its Friday opening box office.

The number for Black Panther is the eighth largest opening day ever and beats out the heavyweights such as Marvel's Captain America: Civil War ($75.5M) and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises ($75.7M).

Black Panther is now on track for around a $180-190 million opening and north of $200 million for the four-day holiday weekend, which may give Black Panther the sixth best opening weekend of all time.

Internationally has also seen Black Panther add another $47 million, which gives Black Panther a current worldwide box office of $122,808,000. 

Rotten Tomatoes hasn't moved much as Black Panther has a current score of 97% with 278 reviews being Fresh to only 9 Rotten; however, the audience rating is a lot different as 74% state they liked it. 

Black Panther has a February 16, 2018 release starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award winner LupitaNyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), Florence Kasumba (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Emerald City”), Sterling K. Brown (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and John Kani (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Coriolanus”).

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable 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 and their way of life.