Black Panther now tracking for a massive $165 million2 min read
When Black Panther first came on tracking two weeks ago, NRG forecast a domestic opening of $125 million. By last week, that number had shot up to $150 million-plus.How far is it gonna go?
The Avengers are going to have a new king this weekend in the name of Black Panther and it looks like he is going to make a grand entry in America.
Hollywood Reporter has got some boxoffice tracking data for the upcoming marvel blockbuster and according to them it keeps getting bigger and better.Numerically speaking , Hollywood’s leading tracking service NRG on Monday revised its opening weekend estimate to $165 million or more for the four-day Presidents Day weekend in U.S.— which if it holds would be the top February launch of all time — according to sources with access to tracking.
If all this tracking data comes true It would also become the biggest-opening weekend for a superhero origin movie ever (not accounting for inflation) and the sixth-biggest opening weekend for a superhero movie ever (not accounting for inflation).
Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool, which currently holds the record for top February opening, took in $152.2 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend in 2016. Another record that it will have its eye on will be the liftetime worldwide gross of Doctor Strange ($677M) which is the highest grossing solo origin MCU movie at the moment.
So, what do you people think how big a hit will Black Panther be? Sound off with your thoughts below.
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.