Marvel’s Black Panther stepped into the spotlight in a huge way this past weekend, with an opening that smashed even the most optimistic box office predictions. The historic superhero film had the best Monday performance in box office history with a staggering $40.2 million on President’s Day, breaking a record previously held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($40.1 million).
The record-breaking Monday helped Black Panther earn the second-highest four-day gross in domestic box office history with $242 million, behind the $288.1 million grossed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. This also puts the Marvel film above the $241.6 million four-day opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a fellow Disney property.
Early estimates had Black Panther‘s three-day weekend falling short of fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe entries Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, but the film easily smashed those expectations. Black Panther‘s $201.8 million haul over the three-day period was the second-highest opening weekend for a comic book film. Marvel’s The Avengers still holds the top spot with $207.4 million.
What do you think of Marvel’s Black Panther now holding the record for the best Monday in box office history? Let us know down in the comments section below!
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T’Chaka, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Winston Duke as M’Baku. Here’s the synopsis:
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.
Black Panther is now playing in theaters.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Top Ten Greatest Moments In Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’
Marvel’s Black Panther is finally in theaters and if you haven’t had the opportunity to check this film out yet, you absolutely should. Whether you’re a hardcore MCU fanboy, a die-hard fan of the character in comics, an admirer of one of the dozen or so amazing performers featured in this incredible cast, or just someone who wants to relish in the chance to finally see an African American superhero headline his own film on a scale such as this, you should get everything you’re looking for and more in Black Panther.
The importance of what director Ryan Coogler and company did with this film cannot be overstated. Black Panther is a massive achievement for representation in the same way that Wonder Woman was last year, and most importantly, the film totally delivered, so much so that we have a whole list’s worth of exciting and cool moments to talk about. There are dozens of great little beats, jokes, or lines of dialogue that could fill a list of their own, but these are the bigger moments that either held an emotional weight or just some really kick-ass sequences. Sometimes both.
Before we begin, however, I’d like to point out that with this list comes a major SPOILER WARNING. If you have not yet seen Black Panther, come back after you’ve had the chance to check it out.
So, with no further ado, let’s jump into the Top 10 Greatest Moments in Black Panther…