“Black Panther” Final Opening At $242M

The final numbers for the holiday box-office are in and Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” yet again exceeded estimates and finished with $40.2 million for the day – the largest Monday box-office haul for a movie of all time.

‘Panther’ beat out the first Monday after the opening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to take that crown, pushing its four-day domestic total to $241.96 million. That gives it the second-biggest four-day total ever behind only ‘Force Awakens’ and just ahead of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.

A further $15.2 million was earned on Monday in overseas markets bringing its international total to $184.6 million. The film isn’t proving as much a sensation internationally as it is in the U.S., but it is easily beating expectations for an American film with a nearly all-black cast.

Its worldwide total now stands at $426.6 million after less than a week of release and the film still has yet to open in Russia, Japan and China. Disney’s CEO Bob Iger took to Twitter this morning to congratulate those involved saying:

“The world has embraced Black Panther, which has obliterated expectations, broken records & shattered myths. Powerful storytelling that touches hearts, bridges cultures, opens minds. Grateful to @Marvelstudios, #RyanCoogler & the cast and crew. #BlackPanther #WakandaForever”

Source: Heat Vision