Black Panther is king with $387 million at the global box office!
Marvel Studios‘ Black Panther is king at the global box office with an estimated $387 million through Monday’s Presidents’ Day holiday! The film opened to an estimated $192 million domestically for the three-day portion of the weekend from 4,020 theaters, an average of $47,767 per location, and is expected to gross $218.2 million through Monday. The $192 million figure is the highest debut ever for a February film (beating Deadpool‘s $132.4 million from 2016) and the fifth-highest opening weekend of all time. Black Panther received an A+ CinemaScore from audiences.
Internationally, Black Panther has brought in $169 million since beginning its overseas rollout on Wednesday, February 13, bringing its worldwide total to $361 million through Sunday. Including Monday’s domestic estimate, that total climbs to $387 million. The international highlights include: Korea ($25.3M); UK ($24.8M); Mexico ($9.6M); Brazil ($9.4M); Australia ($9.2M); France ($7.7M); Indonesia ($6.5M); Germany ($6.2M); Taiwan ($5.6M); Malaysia ($4.9M); Philippines ($4.8M); Thailand ($4.4M); India ($3.8M); Hong Kong ($3.6M); and Italy ($3.4M). Next weekend, the movie opens in Russia, Vietnam, Trinidad, Peru and Venezuela. It will open in Japan on March 1st and in China on March 9th.
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.