‘Black Panther’ Heading Toward Massive $170 Million-Plus Opening


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NALIP is excited to say "Black Panther" is culturally stepping up the Hollywood game by showing more diversity for people of color. It's one of the first films in a long time that has shown a cultural shift and is already showing successful numbers for a comic-book film.

Disney-Marvel’s  “Black Panther” is estimated to break the Presidents Day weekend record of $152 million. The movie was last tracked on Jan. 25th, which placed the debut in the $100 million to $120 million range for the Feb. 16-19 period. Surveys showed “definite interest” continues to increase to 65% Monday.

Online ticketing service Fandango reported Feb. 7 that pre-sales are now outpacing advance sales for all other first-quarter releases in the company’s 18-year history. Critics have been impressed as the film has a 97% “fresh” score on the Rotten Tomatoes review aggregate site. 

"Black Panther" debuts Feb. 16 in more than 4,000 North American theaters, including 3,300 3D locations and more than 400 Imax screens. 

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