Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ had a phenomenal opening this week-end delivering the fifth largest opening of all-time, and is heading toward $218M+ 4-Day debut!

From Box Office Mojo: “Dominating the weekend and delivering one of the largest opening weekends of all-time, Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther topped the President’s Day weekend box office, outperforming its nearest competitor by nearly $175 million in the U.S and $361 million worldwide, based on estimates.”

Atop the weekend box office with an estimated $192 million for the three-day weekend, Black Panther delivered the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history and is currently expected to finish around $218 million for the four-day holiday weekend. The performance is also the largest February opening of all-time, the largest President’s Day weekend opening of all-time and gives Disney eight of the top ten domestic openings of all-time. Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther is the eighteenth release in the franchise and the ninth to open with over $100 million. It’s also the second largest opening in the MCU, behind only The Avengers ($207.4m) and topping the $191 million debut for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

From an audience standpoint, Black Panther received an “A+” CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 55% male vs. 45% female, of which 61% were over the age of 25.

Internationally, Black Panther brought in an estimated $169 million from 48 markets for a global, three-day debut of $361 million, the fifteenth largest global opening weekend of all-time. The film managed this feat despite not debuting in China (March 9), Japan (March 1) or Russia, where the film will open next weekend along with Vietnam, Trinidad, Peru and Venezuela. Overall, South Korea leads all markets where the film brought in an estimated $25.3 million followed by the UK ($24.8m), Mexico ($9.6m), Brazil ($9.4m) and Australia ($9.2m).”

I’ve not seen yet Black Panther but will do very soon, may be eventually today. So, Black Panther is a phenomenal success but what is the Marvel Studios model to have almost systematically a big – if not huge – box office success? More about that in this CNN video.

If you’ve watched Black Panther this week-end you are welcome to leave your comment below!

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