So…that happened. Leading up to the release of Black Panther, there was a slew of estimates as to what it would do. First, there was a guess of about $100 million, which would’ve honestly been fair given past Marvel movies featuring solo characters. In fact, only Iron Man had breached 100 million in his solo debut. Then, estimates said it would be around $140 million, then $160 million, and it kept getting higher. But now, we know that in its first three days, the film made an astounding $192 million dollars at the domestic box office.
Let me repeat that, $192, in three days, at the domestic box office alone. That’s an astounding number no matter what way you look at it. Its the biggest solo premiere in the MCU. It’s the biggest non-Avengers movie the MCU ever had (In fact, only the original Avengers film has it beat). And finally, it’s the fifth biggest opening in movie history, behind only The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Jurassic World, and the first Avengers film.
There were a lot of factors going into this film that gave it its high grossing. Good trailers, an epic soundtrack, great promotional campaign, and fans were eager to see Black Panther in a solo movie after his great debut in Civil War.
This is a triumph for not just Marvel, but superhero movies as a whole. And you can bet there’s going to be a sequel. Let us know what you thought of the film, and be sure to check out our review!