*“Captain America” star Chris Evans appeared to just confirm Marvel’s plans for an unannounced “Black Widow” movie in an interview while talking about the stunning box office success of “Black Panther.”
He believes the film could top, if not match, the success of Disney/Marvel’s epic superhero adventure.
“Marvel just has the winning recipe, and they’re kind of one step ahead of everybody else. I mean just looking at them, and I was just looking at things this morning about these Black Panther openings around the country this weekend and its gonna crush. It’s gonna crush! Marvel knows what they’re doing. They find great people. I just feel very humbled and lucky to be part of it.”
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Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” set a box office record over the weekend. The film has reportedly bagged over $400 million, and more than half that figure was banked domestically over the four-day President’s Day weekend.
It’s the biggest opening in February and the fifth highest of all time behind only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $248 million, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at $220 million, “Jurassic World” at $208.8 million and “The Avengers” at $207.4 million, per Variety.
The film took in an impressive $21 million on Tuesday — the highest Tuesday gross for a Marvel Cinematic Universe title and the seventh-biggest Tuesday total of all time.
According to Variety, “Tuesday’s international take was $14.6 million for a total of $199.2 million, led by the U.K. with $28.5 million and South Korea with $28.3 million. It already has a worldwide total of $462.3 million.”