Black Panther Opening Weekend Sets New Box Office Record
The Disney and Marvel Studios film Black Panther has finally arrived on the big screen and it’s proving to be quite the success already. The Black Panther opening weekend saw the film ring in an impressive $192 million domestically, and $362 internationally, making it the 5th largest movie opening of all time. This puts the newly released film just behind the likes of films such as The Avengers, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The massive debut also beat out 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool for the biggest opening in the month of February. When it first opened in 2016, Deadpool pulled in $132 million domestically, whereas Black Panther’s sales are expected to continue to rise up into an estimated $387 million by the end of Monday according to the New York Times. Not only is the film riding high on sales and the praise of movie goers, but critics as well. The movie is currently sitting at a “Fresh” rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Audience Score of 77%.
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars an incredibly cast of talented actors and actresses. Marvel continues to be a powerhouse in bringing characters to life in ways that befit the character’s comic origins. Which comic film would you like to see break records next? Let us know your thoughts on the Black Panther opening weekend and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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