“Black Panther” Earns Over $200M at Box Office, Biggest Feb. Debut Ever

By Staff  |  02/19/2018

Black Panther

The anticipated new Marvel film, Black Panther, has everyone's attention this weekend, debuting atop the domestic box office with $201.7 million.

With one more day left during the extended President's Day Weekend, the film is reportedly heading for a massive $235 million, estimates showed Monday (Feb. 19).

So far, its haul makes Black Panther the biggest February debut of all-time, beating out 2016's Deadpool. It's also the second largest Marvel debut to date, behind 2012’s The Avengers.

Global opening weekend sales are expected to surpass $387 million, reports the New York Times.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, and others. It boasts a majority black cast and is the only Marvel movie so far to be helmed by a black director in Ryan Coogler.

The blockbuster is also the highest-grossing film in history by a black director, beating out F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton, which earned $214 million worldwide in 2015.