Its earnings made the movie one of the biggest domestic opening weekends of all time.
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. The film's updated Monday performance narrowly tops the previous record, set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015 with $40.1 million. It is the second biggest four-day total in history only behind "The Force Awakens".
Early industry estimates (via Deadline) from the film's four-day opening over the President's Day holiday weekend in the USA peg Black Panther as having raked in a whopping $US242 million ($307 million) - practically double what was expected of the movie in early tracking released just last month.More news: Woman poses as a man, marries two women for dowry in Uttarakhand
The film's expected earnings were between $165-170 million.
"Black Panther" now also holds the record for the biggest three-day opening for February and for an African-American director, a title previously held by F. Gary Gray, who directed "The Fate of the Furious", which opened to $98 million last April.
For a limited time only, Black Panther will appear in the Hollywood Backlot area of the park and be flanked by his Royal Guards-the scene-stealing and incredibly awesome Dora Milaje. Fandango announced today that it sold more than 30% of the USA 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.