Opening weekend sales for the Black Panther met the much anticipated hype, setting a box office record at $192 million.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther, and primarily features an African American cast. This is the first movie released by Marvel Cinematic Universe to do so.
According to Polygon, the film beat out 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool for the biggest opening in the month of February.
Deadpool generated over $132 million domestically when it hit theaters in 2016.
Disney is expecting Black Panther to generate around $218 million around the country at the end of the four-day weekend, making it the fifth-highest debut of all-time and the largest-grossing debut by an African American director.
The film also generated positive reviews from critics. The film has received a 97 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a popular site for critical acclaims.
This film can now be seen at New 400 Theater in Rogers Park in either standard viewing or 3D.