‘Black Panther‘s opening weekend box office projections have been revised up today.
Full report below…
The project was built on the wings of a $200 million budget and was expected to pick up a little over $100 million in its opening weekend.
It has shattered this expectation.
Gliding it to #1, the movie is now on course to earn an epic $210 million from 4,020 theatres within the first 72 hours of its US release after it earned $80 million overseas.
The film has also set records on the theater level, with 33 AMC locations reporting that their screenings of “Black Panther” on Thursday and Friday plus advanced tickets sales alone have earned more than any other film’s Thursday through Sunday revenue. A spokesman for AMC said they expect the number of locations where “Black Panther” has set records to increase through the four-day weekend.
News of its epic gains slide into the news cycle shortly before Marvel commits to a sequel and before a number of its characters are to appear in the forthcoming ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ picture.
Click here to find out why Marvel is crediting the African-American community with the release’s success.
Unfamiliar with ‘Black’s story?
Here’s a brief run down.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the story follows the African superhero T’Challa as he leads the nation of Wakanda following the death of his father, its former leader.
Alas, trouble strikes when an unearthed secret threatens to destroy the world…forever.