Sunday, May 19, 2024

‘Black Panther’ Looking to Bring in At Least $100M Opening Weekend

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Man, this new “Black Panther” film is looking to go through the roof on its opening weekend.

We’re talking about a North American opening in the $100 million to $120 million range for the four-day Presidents Day weekend.

If you’re wondering how that stacks up against other Marvel blockbusters, here’s how it looks: “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which launched to $117 million in its opening weekend in July, and “Thor: Ragnarok,” which debuted with $122 million on the second weekend of November. Tracking showed total awareness of “Black Panther” at 83%, unaided awareness at 35%, and definite interest at 56%.

Also, advance ticket sales for “Black Panther” set a new record earlier this month for Fandango as the top seller among Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in the first 24 hours, topping “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa, who takes over as the king of Wakanda after his father T’Chaka is killed, as shown in “Captain America: Civil War.” The film also stars Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Michael B. Jordan. Ryan Coogler directed the movie from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.

As Variety notes, “Black Panther” is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Captain America: Civil War” opened in May of 2016, and is the 15th-highest worldwide grosser, with $1.15 billion. “Thor: Ragnarok” hauled $851 million worldwide.

In other “Black Panther” news, fans of the movie took to social media to express outrage after a blog post suggested that the Pin Traders store in Disney World’s Spring Marketplace is selling a Black Panther pin that features T’Challa wearing a black mask over a white face.

However, Polygram reports that a camera flash may have lightened the skin tone.

The image above kicked off the controversy and was first reported by The Disney Pin Blog.The website is not an official Disney site but it’s dedicated to reporting on official Disney parks pins.

The pin is described as an “open edition pin spotted at Walt Disney World featuring Marvel’s Black Panther,” selling for $12.99.

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