Marvel’s Black Panther has doubled the opening weekend gross of the DCEU’s Justice League.
Opening to $192 million over 3 days, and $218 over 4 days, Black Panther is a clear winner in the eyes of Marvel, as it’s their second-biggest opening, falling behind The Avengers. The impressive number is also higher than any super-hero movie has made in 2017, including Justice League.
Opening at $93 million, Justice League‘s box office haul was considered disappointing by almost everyone. By the end of its run, the film made just above $650 million, falling short behind the $750 million break-even point for the film. Black Panther has currently made $361 million worldwide, which is considerably higher than Justice League’s $278 domestic gross.
One of the major reasons Black Panther is such a raging success at the box office is because of its critical success. The film managed to snag the coveted A+ CinemaScore and a Certifed Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Meanwhile, Justice League was considered by many to be step-down from Wonder Woman – a film that was both a critical and commercial marvel. Justice League managed to earn a B+ CinemaScore but wasn’t appreciated by critics on Rotten Tomatoes who gave the film a 40%.
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“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis and John Kan.
Black Panther is currently playing in theatres.