What Marvel's Kevin Feige Really Thinks About Black Panther

Black Panther Box Office

"BLACK PANTHER" has ascended so fast at the box office, it now has a throne of its own.

Outside the US, Black Panther added another $169 million (about Rs. 1,090.8 crore), bringing the worldwide opening weekend total to $361 million (about Rs. 2,330 crore).

The Disney/Marvel movie overperformed massively by grossing $201.7 million over the three-day weekend, according to Box Office Mojo - the biggest domestic debut for any film that's not a character team-up movie or part of a sequel trilogy.

Black Panther also has the highest scoring for a superhero film on Rotten Tomatoes at 97% and holds the record for biggest opening for an African-American director.

Comparatively, the Wakandan King outperformed the opening day numbers of recent Marvel titles, including 2015's Ant-Man (by 235%), 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy (by 183%), 2016's Doctor Strange (by 124%), 2014's Captain America: The Winter Solidier (by 63%) and last year's Thor: Ragnarok (by 41%). On its second day, it earned Rs 6.65 crore, and including Thursday reviews, its aggregate has now achieved Rs 12.25 crore.

Marvel's African-oriented comic book adaptation is set to be the most successful movie ever for a film with a predominantly black cast.

The rest of Black Panther's cast includes Letitia Wright as T'Challa's tech genius sister Shuri; Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, a Wakandan spy and T'Challa's ex; Angela Bassett as T'Challa's regal mother and advisor Ramonda; Danai Gurira as Okoye, the head of T'Challa's all-female secret service the Dora Milaje; Forest Whitaker as the shaman Zuri; Daniel Kaluuya as T'Challa's best friend W'Kabi; and Martin Freeman as Central Intelligence Agency operative Everett K. Ross.

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Look for the Lexus LC "Black Panther" concept during a chase scene in the movie.

The character in the film named T'Challa or the superhero "Black Panther" is one of the few black superheroes.

"Black Panther" was buoyed by high critical and audience marks and cross-demographic appeal. It's also received an "A+" CinemaScore rating from audiences who've seen it so far.

The film garnered an "A+" CinemaScore from audiences and a near flawless 97% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it one of the best-reviewed superhero movies of all time.

According to reports, the new superhero flick has pumped out almost $200 million since coming out Thursday night.

Fans came out in droves to support the eagerly-anticipated latest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Only The Avengers, which brought in $207.4 million in three days in 2012, made more.

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