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Black Panther claws its way to higher box office numbers for 4-day weekend

Update: box office numbers for Monday put Black Panther at $40 17 million, just a 33% dropoff from Sunday. That brings the total 4-day opening to $242M. That moves it into 2nd place for the largest 4-day domestic opening weekend ever behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. People at Marvel Studios and Disney have a gigantic hit on their hands.

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If you tried to go see Marvel Studios’ Black Panther yesterday only to encounter sold out theaters, you weren’t alone. The super hero movie had the 2nd best Sunday ever at the box office scoring $60.1 million. According to new studio estimates, its three-day US & Canada weekend total has been raised to $201.8M. By the end of today it is now expected to have earned $235M (or more).


Black Panther’s 3-day opening weekend ranks 5th on the all-time opening list. Right behind Marvel’s The Avengers and ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron. That’s pretty good company and the best ‘stand-alone’ Marvel Cinematic Universe film yet.

Worldwide numbers are still coming in, but Black Panther opened pretty wide in approximately 85% of markets. It’s estimated to earn $175M or more overseas. Bringing its 3-day global total to an impressive $376M. Add today’s totals and Black Panther could have kingly riches nearing $425M.

Forecasting out to 12 days (where most blockbusters have doubled their opening weekend total) and Black Panther could have a remarkable $780M to $800M at the global box office.

The riches of Wakanda might be even greater than all this. There are some industry sites estimating a super strong Monday placing Black Panther in 2nd place on the all time best 4-day weekend opener list with $242-245M behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($288M) and ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($241.6M). You can help by getting all your friends together and visiting Wakanda together today.