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Black Panther Taking On Doctor Strange At Box Office

Matt McGloinPosted: 01/18/2018 - 17:06
Black Panther Taking On Doctor Strange At Box Office

It's being reported that Marvel Studios' Black Panther movie may open with an estimated $85 million box office or higher.

Deadline reports Black Panther is tracking for a $85 million-plus start, which puts it right around the debut of Doctor Strange, Marvel's current best opening for an origin story ($85 million).

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson recently took to social media to state he hopes Black Panther will beat out Doctor Strange

It's possible Black Panther could have an even bigger opening as Marvel Studios last movie, Thor: Ragnarok, opened to $122.7 million plus.

Word is pretty much out that the Marvel movies are fun and enjoyable and worth a trip to the theater.

Black Panther has a February 16, 2018 release starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award winner LupitaNyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), Florence Kasumba (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Emerald City”), Sterling K. Brown (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and John Kani (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Coriolanus”).

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’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, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—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.