Black Panther scores $75.8 million on Friday!
Marvel Studios‘ Black Panther scored an impressive $75.8 million at the domestic box office on Friday, the eighth-largest opening day ever and more than Captain America: Civil War‘s $75.5 million. The Friday figure includes the $25.2 million the film earned at Thursday previews. The film is on track to gross more than $200 million over the four-day Presidents’ Day holiday weekend. Black Panther received an impressive A+ CinemaScore from audiences.
Internationally, Black Panther has collected an estimated $81.5 million through Friday. The film is now open in 69% of the international marketplace (with Russia, Japan, and China still to open in the coming weeks). The international highlights include: UK ($14.4M); Korea ($14.3M); Australia ($4.0M); Brazil ($3.8M); Taiwan ($3.5M); France ($3.4M); Indonesia ($3.3M); Malaysia ($2.9M); Philippines ($2.6M); Thailand ($2.5M); Mexico ($2.4M); Germany ($2.4M); and Hong Kong ($2.4M).
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable 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 and their way of life.
The Ryan Coogler-directed film stars Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The film is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay, based on the Marvel Comics character who made his debut in 1966 during Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s epochal Fantastic Four run.