Excited for Black Panther ? So are we. Which is why we're rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week .
We knew Black Panther would be a hit . And now, the box office figures are here to prove it.
The latest chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe opened with an estimated $218 million earned over the weekend, including Monday's holiday. That's enough to give King T'Challa's adventures in Wakanda a second-place finish among all other MCU movie openings.
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Black Panther 's Friday-Saturday-Sunday opening accounts for an estimated $192 million. That's just enough to secure an all time top-five finish among Friday-Saturday-Sunday opening weekends, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220 million), Jurassic World ($208.8 million), and The Avengers ($207.4 million). Read more... More about Entertainment , Film , Disney , Marvel Studios , and Marvel Cinematic Universe