Black Panther is looking at the 6th best opening of all-time over a 3-day time period with an estimated $187.6 million per industry projections and an astounding $216 million over four days. This means that Black Panther is going to suppress many of Marvel’s top sellers.
On the 3-day all-time chart, Black Panther surpassed even Captain America: Civil War, which came in at $179.1 million. Black Panther got further ahead in the advance tickets sales of Civil War as well.
The new Marvel movie has already done better than Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and DC’s Batman v. SupermanBlack Panther the biggest pre-summer opener of all time.
With fans having patiently waited for the arrival of Black Panther, advance ticket sales drove 39% of one night’s preview figure of $9 million.
According to Screen Engine/ComScore’s PostTrak, African American moviegoers are accounting for 40% of Black Panther ticket sales. In the recent years, films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Fast and the Furious series, which feature diverse casts, have historically yielded big turnouts. However, Black Panther. Is truly making waves in the cinema world.
The $200 million film, directed by Ryan Coogler, is a significant moment in movie history. It’s considered the first big-budget film featuring an essentially all-black cast.
With approximately 3.76 million American children choosing to dress as their favorite superhero on Halloween, the Black Panther is expected to be a popular choice.
And Disney isn’t planning on stopping with Black Panther. The feature adaption of A Wrinkle in Time is the first production of its scope to be directed by a woman of color. The film is being directed by Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay and is expected to reach $35 million four weeks out from release.
Additionally, Disney’s 2019 release of the live-action Lion King features a largely African American cast, including Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keegan-Michael Key, and many more.
Since its release, Black Panther has taken over social media. According the RelishMix, Twitter posts for #BlackPanther and @TheBlackPanther have set an all-time record with 559,000 Twitter posts in just one day.
The actors are even going beyond inspiring in just the film. Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan worked closely with PepsiCo to launch an arts program in urban areas. This program is providing an opportunity for young film, visual arts, and writing visionaries to be mentored by established artists. Additionally, Brisk Ice tea hosted an event for Black Panther fans in Los Angeles during the NBA All-Star weekend with Marvel-inspired installations. The event featured nine new Brisk labels created by emerging artists, which will debut nationwide later this month.