“Black Panther” Pounces Past “Titanic” Box Office Record

Since Black Panther’s release on February 16, 2018, the superhero film has been braking a massive amount of records since it’s debut in theatres.

The Marvel Entertainment release exceeded expectations and set records for a February opening and for a President’s Day weekend debut.

The previous record holder was “Deadpool,” which made $152 million domestically over the four-day holiday in 2016. Black Panther shattered box office records with an estimated $235 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales for the four-day holiday weekend.

According to Yahoo,”Black Panther” has broken more records over the weekend in North America, exceeding revenues from the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” while horror thriller “A Quiet Place,” with barely three minutes of dialogue, made a resounding $50.2 million debut.

Already the highest-grossing superhero film in US history, its cumulative total in the US and Canada now exceeds $665.6 million. That number takes the film past “Titanic,” which had collected $659 million in North America.

“Black Panther” is now third in movie ticket sales of all time on the continent.

Mikyle Tapley

Source: LA Times, Yahoo