Black Panther set to have the biggest February opening weekend in movie history
Domestic box-office predictions made by tracking service NRG have increased the expected earnings of Ryan Coogler’s movie from an initial $125m by a further $40m. Only four Marvel movies, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3 have had a bigger opening weekend.
Black Panther officially opened in U.S. theaters on February 12. The movie, which features, Chadwick Boseman alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and Daniel Kaluuya, has sold more pre-release tickets than any Marvel movie ever. The accompanying soundtrack was released on February 9.