Marvel’s New ‘Black Panther’ Sets Historic Records


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Marvel’s latest superhero film, Black Panther, set a historic record, earning a shattering $242M after a blockbuster performance on Presidents Day. The film is continually passing expectations across the board, earning a total of $426.6M since its release on Friday, January 16, 2018, according to Fox News.

Before the film was released, early numbers indicated that Black Panther would earn between $100M-$120M on its opening weekend. As hype and wild pre-sale tickets grew, the numbers nudged higher, making a prediction of an estimated $170M earnings throughout the weekend. The real numbers came in for Black Panther after the four day weekend came to an end. The numbers were more astronomical than prognosticators hoped, as Black Panther earned about $235M domestically and a shocking $404M worldwide, shattering office box records, according to

The plot of Black Panther concerns the character T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, who 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, according to

Black Panther has been ranked as the best movie of all-time on Rotten Tomatoes (97%) , and is tied with 2004’s The Incredibles for being the highest rated superhero film of all-time. One of the reasons the movie is so popular is based off the incredible cinema photography and CGI (Computer-generated imagery.)

After spending 24 years in “development hell,” according to screenrant, Black Panther-directed by Ryan Coogler and based on a script Coogler co-wrote with screenwriter Joe Robert Cole. Actors such as Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, and much more- are now breaking all sorts of records, according to

Black Panther did in fact top The Force Awakens, Episode 7 of Star Wars. The new Marvel superhero film edged out the blockbuster space saga- $40.67M for Black Panther, versus $40.11M for The Force Awakens-for the best Monday ticket sales of all time, Disney reports. Black Panther drops into second of the top ten movie debuts, Black Panther earning $201,797,000, while the number one movie, Marvel’s The Avengers, earned 207,438,708. With a 97% Rotten Tomatoes, a 7.9/10 from IMDb, and a 5/5 from Common Sense Media, the Black Panther has much more to offer in the movie industry, according to CNBC.