That doesn't make it just the biggest box-office opening for an African-American director, or the biggest February opening in box office history, but also places it in the top five all-time opening weekends.
The massive success of movies like "Black Panther" and "Wonder Woman" proves that movies starring people of color and women work at the box office.
Buccaneers release running back Doug Martin, making RB depth chart wide open
He rushed for a career-low 406 yards on 138 carries, while his 2.9 yards per attempt tied his career-worst mark from last season. Martin is now hitting free agency for the first time in his career, but he's 29 years old and far removed from his best days.
The superhero pic set a record for top Monday domestic gross ever, with $40.2 million, edging the previous high set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $40.1 million. The film, which carries an estimated $200 million production budget, had been tracking to bring in between an impressive $100 and $120 million when first projections emerged on January 25. That total does not include China, the second biggest movie market in the world.
Educators, philanthropists, celebrities, and business owners are pulling together their resources to bring children of color to see the film "Black Panther". The film has yet to open in Japan and Russian Federation. Fandango announced today that it sold more than 30% of the US four-day weekend box office dollars for "Black Panther", marking one of Fandango's largest shares of opening weekend for any movie in the company's 18-year history.