“Black Panther” Early Tracking For $90M Open

A month and a half out from release, the earliest domestic box-office estimates for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” have popped up at Box-Office Pro with the company’s first African-American led film reportedly on target for a $90+ million opening.

That would give the film the third largest opening of a Marvel solo franchise to date – behind only “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Iron Man”, but ahead of “Doctor Strange” which pulled in $85 million.

Its placement on Presidents Day weekend could also push it beyond $100 million should closer to release marketing and reviews prove strong. The film will be the earliest Marvel Studios has ever released a film in a year with this being seen as a test for Marvel to move to a four film a year strategy.

“Black Panther” is slated to be released on February 16th.