‘Black Panther’ On Track To Break $200 Million Opening Weekend

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

“Black Panther” is currently on track to make around $200 million over the four-day opening weekend, according to Deadline Friday.

If the numbers hold, Disney/Marvel’s super hero film will beat out pre-summer blockbuster movies like “Beauty and the Beast” ($174.7M 3-day, $188.2M 4-day) and Warner Bros./DC’s “Batman vs Superman” ($166M 3-day, $181M 4-day).

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The Ryan Cogler directed movie is estimated to post $72 million Friday, scoring $175 million over just three days. At this rate, Marvel’s latest will own the 7th-best opening movie of all time at the domestic box office, just behind “Captain America: Civil War” at $179 million.

“Black Panther” is also on track to beat “Iron Man 3” ($174.1M 3-day, $185.4M 4-day).

According to ComScore, the long weekend is also helping bring about the historic numbers, as 23 percent of kids K-12  and 9 percent of college kids were estimated to be off Friday. However, those numbers are reportedly low and it’s believed to be closer to 88 percent for K-12 kids and 34 percent for college.

Thursday numbers were just as impressive, with the latest super hero film having the second-best Thursday opening in Marvel’s history with $25.2 million, just behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at $27.6 million.

And according to Fandango, 61 percent of movie goers are planning to see it again.

Katie Jerkovich

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