As the numbers flood in, Hollywood is calling superhero movie “Black Panther" a smash hit… on track to pull in $218 million in its debut weekend, according to Variety magazine.
That means it will double what people thought it would make AND more than pay for its $200 million production cost on its first weekend. It’s also a record breaker with the highest debut ever for a February film and the fifth highest of all time. And if you add in the estimated take internationally, "Black Panther" stands to make $361 million before counting Monday's take for the holiday weekend.
One analyst said that “This is proof that the big screen experience may arguably be the most powerful platform of change in our society.”
Then let's keep changing the world!