List of Black Panther box office achievements

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The film's official logo

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman. In the film, T'Challa is crowned king of Wakanda following his father's death, but his sovereignty is challenged by an adversary who plans to abandon the country's isolationist policies and begin a global revolution.

Black Panther was released in February 2018 and went on to break multiple box office records in various markets. Worldwide, it became the highest-grossing film by a black director.[1] In its domestic market of the United States and Canada, it set the records for the highest-grossing superhero film[2] and the highest Monday gross.[3] Elsewhere, it became the highest-grossing film in the territories of East, West, and southern Africa[4][5][6] and set the record for the highest opening weekend gross in East and West Africa as well as Trinidad.[7][8] The records featured below were set while the film was in theaters and may not represent those currently held. All dollar amounts are presented in unadjusted U.S. dollars.

Worldwide[edit]

A photograph of Ryan Coogler
Ryan Coogler became the highest-grossing black director with Black Panther

Black Panther grossed $1,346,913,161 worldwide.[9]

Records
Record Figure Ref(s)
Highest-grossing solo superhero film $1.3 billion [9][10]
Highest-grossing film by a black director $1.3 billion [9][1]
Highest opening weekend gross for a predominantly black cast $370.8 million [11]

United States and Canada[edit]

Black Panther grossed $700,059,566 in the United States and Canada.[9] On its opening weekend, it grossed $25.2 million from Thursday night previews, $50.6 million on its opening day (for an announced total of $75.8 million which included the Thursday previews), $65.9 million on Saturday, $60.1 million on Sunday, and $40.151 million on Monday, for a four-day Presidents' Day weekend total of $242.1 million.[3]

Records
Record Figure Ref(s)
Highest-grossing film of 2018 $700 million [9][12]
Highest-grossing February release $700 million [9][13]
Highest-grossing superhero film $700 million [9][2]
Highest Presidents' Day weekend opening $242 million Four-day weekend gross [3][14]
Highest opening weekend gross for a black director $202 million Three-day weekend gross [3][15]
Highest Thursday preview night IMAX gross $3 million Tied with Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War [3]
Highest single-day gross for a solo superhero film $75.8 million Opening day including previews [16]
Highest single-day gross for a non-sequel film $50.8 million Opening day not including previews [16]
Highest single-day gross for a superhero film $60 million Sunday [3][14]
Highest Monday gross $40 million [3]

Other territories[edit]

Black Panther grossed $646,853,595 outside the United States and Canada market.[9] The film's top-five markets were China ($105 million), the United Kingdom ($70.6 million), South Korea ($42.9 million), Brazil ($36.9 million), and France ($33.1 million).[17][18]

Records
Record Territory Figure Notes Ref(s)
Highest-grossing film East Africa $1 million [4][5]
West Africa $1.77 million [4][5]
Southern Africa $7.9 million [5][6]
Highest-grossing opening weekend East Africa N/A [7]
West Africa N/A [7]
Trinidad $700 thousand [8]
Highest-grossing 3-day weekend West Africa N/A Second weekend [8]
Highest-grossing Saturday Southern Africa N/A [7]
Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend Indonesia N/A [7]
Kenya N/A [7]
Nigeria N/A [7]
Highest-grossing superhero film Netherlands $9.97 million [10][19]
Highest-grossing day for a superhero film Netherlands N/A [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mendelson, Scott (March 25, 2018). "Box Office: 'Black Panther' Tops 'Last Jedi' And 'Avengers'". Forbes. Archived from the original on June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b McClintock, Pamela (March 24, 2018). "Box Office: 'Black Panther' Becomes Top-Grossing Superhero Film of All Time in U.S". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 20, 2018). "'Black Panther' Goes Wild: At $242M Superhero Owns 2nd Best 4-Day Opening & Defeats 'Last Jedi' – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Tartaglione, Nancy (March 4, 2018). "'Black Panther' Pouncing On $400M Overseas, $900M WW – International Box Office". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d Chutel, Lynsey (March 21, 2018). "'Black Panther' is now the highest grossing film ever in East, West and southern Africa". Quartz Africa. Archived from the original on March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Busch, Anita; Tartaglione, Nancy (April 1, 2018). "'Ready Player One' Grabs $128M Abroad While Taking $181M+ Globally; 'Peter Rabbit' Crosses $200M – Int'l Box Office". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Tartaglione, Nancy (February 19, 2018). "'Black Panther' Blasts Off With $169M Overseas; $371M WW Weekend – International Box Office". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 22, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c Tartaglione, Nancy (February 25, 2018). "'Black Panther' Runs Past $300M Offshore, $700M WW; 'Operation Red Sea' Rises in China – International Box Office". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Black Panther (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Tartaglione, Nancy (March 25, 2018). "'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Tops $150M In Global Bow; 'Black Panther' Now #1 Solo Superhero Movie WW – International Box Office". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  11. ^ Vary, Adam B. (February 19, 2018). "The Historic Success Of "Black Panther" Should Change Hollywood Forever". BuzzFeed News. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  12. ^ McClintock, Pamela (April 7, 2018). "Box Office: 'Black Panther' Sails Past 'Titanic' to Become No. 3 Title of All Time in U.S". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 7, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (February 25, 2018). "Box Office: 'Black Panther' Rules With $108 Million in Second Weekend". Variety. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  14. ^ a b McNary, Dave (February 20, 2018). "Will 'Black Panther' See One of the Best Second Weekends Ever?". Variety. Archived from the original on February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  15. ^ Khal (March 27, 2018). "Every Record 'Black Panther' Has Broken (So Far)". Complex. Archived from the original on June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  16. ^ a b Mendelson, Scott (February 17, 2018). "Box Office: 'Black Panther' Superhero Fatigues To Record $76M Friday". Forbes. Archived from the original on February 17, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  17. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (April 8, 2018). "'Ready Player One' Racing To $400M WW; Scores $161M+ In China For WB Best – International Box Office". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  18. ^ "Black Panther Foreign Gross". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  19. ^ "Black Panther Netherlands Weekend Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 4, 2018.

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