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‘Black Panther’ Reigns Over Holiday Weekend With $218 Million Debut

Marvel Studios continues to break records with the release of Black Panther.

Weekend estimates show a three day domestic total of $192 million and a four day holiday total of $218 million. Early projections had the Ryan Coogler-directed film earning around $100 million stateside in it’s opening bout. Instead, the latest Marvel film had shattered records.

The King of Wakanda’s stand-alone film has dethroned Deadpool as the record holder for the biggest President’s Day weekend film ever. In 2016, the merc with the mouth’s solo entry earned $152 in its opening weekend.

It’s opening ranks as the fifth largest of all-time as well as the largest for any February title.

Outside North America, Black Panther earned an additional $169 million through Sunday, making the film’s worldwide total $361 million.

Fandomwire will post the final weekend numbers when the come in.

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.
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Written by FandomWire Staff

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