‘Black Panther’ Has Highest-Grossing Opening Day At UK & Irish Box Office

Black Panther Chadwick Boseman MarvelMarvel’s Black Panther is continuing to break records ahead of its theatrical release in North America. The Ryan Coogler-directed film has already managed £2.67m (roughly $3.74 million USD), scoring the biggest opening day of 2018 at the UK and Irish box office.

Not only has the highly anticipated film topped the opening day numbers for Thor: Ragnarok and Doctor StrangeBlack Panther is on track to have the highest-grossing opening of any standalone Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date and is selling more advance IMAX tickets than any previous Marvel film. It has also become the most most-tweeted-about film in the world in 2018.

Black Panther follows Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the newly minted King of Wakanda, when he returns home to face a threat from within that could have global ramifications.

Black Panther 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 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.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.

Source: The Guardian