Black Panther isn’t just the King of Wakanda — this past weekend, the latest Marvel movie offering (starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan) was also king of the President Day’s weekend box office, raking in an estimated $192 million during the three-day-period. That puts Black Panther at the fifth largest three-day opening in history according to Box Office Mojo:
Black Panther also broke a few other notable records — largest February opening of all time (beating out Deadpool, Fifty Shades of Grey and The Passion of the Christ) and largest opening for an African-American director, putting director Ryan Coogler ahead of previous record holder, Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray.
The film is expected to clear $218 million over the four-day holiday period and within the Marvel Cinematic Universe had the second largest opening, trailing only 2012’s The Avengers.
Did you watch Black Panther in theaters this past weekend? Did the film live up to its lofty expectations? Will it continue its record-breaking box office success? Sound off in the comments.