Exhibitor Relations reports Black Panther had the best Wednesday gross of any Marvel Cinematic Universe film with $14.5 million.
Yesterday, Black Panther bested the $13.6 million gross of The Avengers and now holds the title of best Wednesday on record for any Marvel Studios film. Now on its ninth day of release, Black Panther has currently grossed $491 million worldwide and is expected to pass the $500 million mark today.
BLACK PANTHER continues to impress, scoring $14.5M yesterday–the best Wednesday on record for a MCU film topping AVENGERS w/ $13.6M. Worldwide gross is now $491M. Will pass $500M today, its 9th day of release.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) February 22, 2018
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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, 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 is now playing in theaters!
Source: Exhibitor Relations
10 Things We Learned From Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’
Black Panther is an integral part of Marvel Comics and it was only a matter of time before he debuted in on the big screen. The character was first introduced in Captain America: Civil War, making an immediate impact and as a standout in the film. Now, close to two years later, the first Black Panther feature film has hit theaters, and the shining gem has become another rousing success for Marvel Studios.
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