Black Panther jumps to $426.6 million worldwide already
Marvel Studios‘ Black Panther once again exceeded estimates yesterday domestically and finished with $40.2 million for the day, making it the largest Monday of all time, topping even Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($40.1 million). The result also takes the four-day domestic total to $241.964 million, making it the second-biggest four-day total ever, behind only The Force Awakens ($288.1 million) and placing it just ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($241.566 million).
Internationally, Black Panther took in $15.2 million on Monday to take its overseas total to $184.6 million, for a worldwide total of $426.6 million already. The international highlights include: Korea ($27.1M); UK ($26.7M); Brazil ($10.6M); Mexico ($10.1M); Australia ($10.0M); France ($8.4M); Indonesia ($6.8M); Taiwan ($6.7M); Germany ($6.3M); Malaysia ($5.3M); Philippines ($5.3M); Thailand ($4.7M); India ($4.5M); Hong Kong ($4.4M); and Italy ($3.8M). 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.
Black Panther received an A+ CinemaScore from audiences. 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.