As the date of Black Panther’s release nears, the Box Office projections for the movie continue to go further and further. A previous tracking result at the Box Office showed that Black Panther will have a record-breaking 165 Million USD opening debut at the Box Office on February 16. A new survey shows Black Panther will be getting a completely new Box Office opening figure. Latest tracking results show Black Panther will have a 170 Million plus USD opening weekend at the Box Office.
The movie is breaking records even before it is released!!
On Monday, the tracking results quoted a 165 Million USD margin for Black Panther. But that is about to be old news. The report from Variety speculates something even greater. The tracking figures have been updated and the movie, thanks to the 4-Day President’s day in America, will make more than 170 Million USD at the theaters if recent data is to be believed.
The current highest opening day record was set by Deadpool in 2016. The numbers, if true, mean that Black Panther will shatter Deadpool’s record for the highest grossing President’s Day Box Office movie. Deadpool’s opening weekend income in 2015 was 152 Million USD. Black Panther will easily shatter that record and set a new one. The second highest grosser during the President’s Day weekend is held by Fifty Shades of Grey, with 93 Million USD in 2015. They all will be pushed back a set when Black Panther hits the Big Screen.
But it’s not just the other studios’ records it will be breaking. Black Panther could end up breaking records within its own house. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has released tons of movies in the last ten years. The ones that had the highest grossing opening weekends of them would be Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Avengers. Previous figures put Black Panther at no. 5 with Iron Man 3, Age of Ultron, Civil War and the Avengers well and above the 165 Million USD opening weekend earning mark. The Avengers is still the MCU’s highest-earning opening day blockbuster with an estimated Box Office earning of 207.4 Million USD. If all things do go well, Black Panther could even end up surpassing DCEU’s Batman vs. Superman opening day sales at the Box Office.
The new updated figures reveal that Black Panther will easily breeze past Iron Man 3 and Civil War. It may not be the highest grosser of the list but it will still be among the top 3. Iron Man 3 made 174 Million USD in2 013 and Captain America: Civil War made 179 Million USD in2016. All figures relate to their opening day sales. Avengers: Age of Ultron made 191 Million USD and The Avengers made 207.4 Million USD at the opening weekend Box Office. So it would be foolish to think Black Panther could topple these two blockbuster giants. But it will surely be one of the highest grossing MCU movies ever.
At the moment though, the pre-ticket sales for Black Panther are creating record-breaking history. No movie, even The Avenger, has had so much success with pre-ticket sales as Black Panther did. The movie has outsold all pre-booking sales and is about to be the highest grossing movie when it comes to pre-ticket bookings in the first quarter in MCU history. The movie’s IMAX tickets are also selling like hot cakes.
The social media is also leaving no stone unturned when it comes to creating and fanning the Hype Fire for Black Panther. The movie is the most tweeted-about movie of 2018 with over 5 Million impressions on the social media platform.
Black Panther is slated for release on February 16th. The official synopsis for the movie reads:
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as a king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a 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.