Disney is back on top with Black Panther. The super hero film grossed an epic $218 million over four-days. It took in $192 million in the first three-days. On the international market the film grossed $169 million, estimating a global debut of $361 million through Sunday. Ryan Coogler ‘s action-packed, Chadwick Boseman film is the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history
Black Panther clawed past previous record-holder Deadpool’s 2016 mark of $152 million.
Boseman portrays the newly-appointed ruler of the technologically savvy Wakanda, King T’Challa. T’Challa’s conflict with Michael B. Jordan’s character Erik Killmonger is highlighted throughout the film. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya, round out some of this star-studded cast.
Coming in second place in the box office was the film adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale Peter Rabbit. In third-place was Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed.