Disney and Marvel’s “Black Panther” continues exceeding expectations with the movie pulling in a further $60.1 million on Sunday night, bringing its three day opening weekend total to $201.8 million – the fifth-best domestic opening of all time after “The Avengers” in 2012 with $207.4 million.
However that Sunday total was the second-best Sunday ever at the domestic box office and ranks only behind the all-time record held by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with $60.5 million. With today being the President’s Day holiday and the film surpassing all previous estimates, the question that’s coming up now is what will the film’s four day total be?
At present the studio is indicating the movie is looking to score $33 million on Monday and close up its first four days with $235 million – making it the third highest four-day opener ever behind only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($288 million) and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($242 million).
However if the film’s actual figures exceed estimates in the same way it has done over the past three days, “Black Panther” could have a chance of topping ‘Last Jedi’ by end of Monday. “Black Panther” has certainly blown past being just a standard tentpole opener and has become something of a major cultural event – even internationally where no-one was quite sure what to expect.