'Black Panther' Pounces to Box Office Glory

'Black Panther' Pounces to Box Office Glory

'Black Panther' Pounces to Box Office Glory

"'Black Panther' exceeded even the grandest box office expectations while simultaneously breaking down cinematic barriers and marking a turning point in the evolution of the genre", he said.

Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright are out here making sure people know they have some fire bars to their names.

The Marvel movie blasted off to a lordly $23.2 million overseas after opening in 17 locations, including the United Kingdom, South Korea, and France.

Over three days, the film grossed an estimated 192 million.

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However, it is important to mention that the character Black Panther has made (minor) appearances in video games before such as being added to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and also starring in Marvel Future Fight, which is a mobile game that was released back in 2015.

The previous domestic record-holder for a February release was "Deadpool", which collected an adjusted $159 million over Presidents' Day weekend in 2016.

Sony's action adventure comedy film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" landed in fourth place with an estimated USD7.95 million in its ninth weekend, taking in an impressive USD377.62 million in North America to date.

The film is an "important milestone", according to comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

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The big question is just where Black Panther will finish and we'll get a better idea next week with the drop off but judging by the numbers and reaction so far, Black Panther looks to have some impressive legs at the theater.

Incidentally, in the current run of the Black Panther comics, Shuri herself takes over as Black Panther.

The film garnered an "A+" CinemaScore from audiences and a near ideal 97% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it one of the best-reviewed superhero movies of all time.

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