As of last night's Thursday night previews, Marvel's Black Panther movie is a smash hit!
Black Panther made a whopping $25.2 million last night, which beats out Captain America: Civil War ($25 million) and gives Marvel itsÂ second best Thursday opening ever behind The Avengers: Age Of Ultron ($27.6 million).Â Worth a note is that Black Panther also crushed the February Thursday preview for Deadpool ($12.7 million).Â
As of now, Black Panther is on track for a huge $175 million opening weekend, and when you add the holiday on Monday, Black Panther is now estimated to have north of $200 million.
I saw the movie last night and did like it. I also recommend going to see Black Panther, but I will say it did have some issues, which I'll delve into later when I post my thoughts and own review.
Speaking of reviews, Black Panther has a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 97% with 250 Fresh to only 7 Rotten.
Black PantherÂ has a February 16, 2018 release starring Chadwick Boseman (â€śCaptain America: Civil War,â€ť â€śGet on Upâ€ť), Michael B. Jordan (â€śCreed,â€ť â€śFruitvale Stationâ€ť), Academy Award winner LupitaNyongâ€™o (â€śStar Wars: The Force Awakens,â€ť â€ś12 Years a Slaveâ€ť), Danai Gurira (â€śThe Walking Dead,â€ť upcoming â€śAll Eyez on Meâ€ť), Martin Freeman (â€śHobbitâ€ť trilogy, â€śSherlockâ€ť), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming â€śGet Out,â€ť â€śSicarioâ€ť), with Academy AwardÂ® nominee Angela Bassett (â€śAmerican Horror Story,â€ť â€śLondon Has Fallenâ€ť), with Academy AwardÂ® winner Forest Whitaker (â€śRogue One: A Star Wars Story,â€ť Lee Danielsâ€™ â€śThe Butlerâ€ť), and Andy Serkis (â€śAvengers: Age of Ultron,â€ť â€śStar Wars: The Force Awakensâ€ť). Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (â€śUrban Hymn,â€ť â€śGlasgow Girlsâ€ť), Winston Duke (â€śPerson of Interest, â€śModern Familyâ€ť), Florence Kasumba (â€śCaptain America: Civil War,â€ť â€śEmerald Cityâ€ť), Sterling K. Brown (â€śWhiskey Tango Foxtrot,â€ť â€śThe People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Storyâ€ť) and John Kani (â€śCaptain America: Civil War,â€ť â€śCoriolanusâ€ť).
Marvel Studiosâ€™Â Black PantherÂ follows Tâ€™Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, Tâ€™Challaâ€™s mettle as kingâ€”and Black Pantherâ€”is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.