Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Eyes Record-Shattering $205M-Plus Debut

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Black Panther, from Disney and Marvel Studios, is making history at the box office in the United States, where it is preparing to receive 205 million dollars or more during the long weekend of Presidents Day after obtaining an exceptional A + CinemaScore from public.

The projected Friday haul is about $ 70 million, including $ 25.2 million in previews on Thursday afternoons. As it is very early in the game, Disney experts are sinning cautiously when projecting a national weekend of $ 190 million to $ 205 million.

Black Panther is ready to score the top opening of February of all time and possibly the best showing of any superhero photo ahead of his Marvel partner, The Avengers ($ 207.4 million), not counting inflation.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the $ 200 million movie is a turning point in Hollywood history, as it is a large budget tent with a virtually black cast. In the film, Chadwick Boseman plays T’Challa / Black Panther with Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

The story follows T’Challa when he swears as king of Wakanda, a technologically advanced and covert nation in Africa that houses the exotic metallic vibranium, which drives much of Black Panther’s technology.

Black Panther has generated a huge stir in recent weeks, selling more tickets in advance than almost any other previous movie.

Two years ago, Deadpool became the February champion by receiving $ 152.2 million over the four-day weekend of President’s Day.

Black Panther is also making a breakthrough abroad, where it is opening in virtually all major markets this week and the weekend, in addition to Russia (February 22), Japan (March 1) and China (9th of March). March). It has already earned $ 47 million abroad, led by the United Kingdom ($ 10.1 million) and South Korea ($ 9.5 million).

The critically acclaimed film currently scores 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the best of any title in the Marvel film universe or in the extended DC universe. And on Thursday night, the film scored almost perfect during the exit interviews conducted by the comScore PostTrak service.

The only films that dare to open across the country with Black Panther are the family film of Lionsgate and Aardman Animation Early Man, which is about to open in the range of $ 5 million to $ 6 million, and the photo based in the faith of PureFlix, Samson, which seeks to raise $ 2.6 million.