Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
Disney and Marvel Studios’ are probably jumping off the walls as we speak as Black Panther debuted to a record-shattering $242 million at the Presidents Day box office, according to updated estimates.
The unique and diverse superhero feature passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi, bringing in $241.6 million to earn more in its first four days than any movie in history at the domestic box office, falling only behind to Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $288.1 million, not adjusted for inflation. Black Panther also scored the biggest Monday in history with $40.2 million, besting Force Awakens‘ $40.1 million.
Black Panther‘s three-day haul of $201.8 million is the fifth- biggest domestic opening of all time, and the second-biggest for a superhero title behind fellow Marvel movie The Avengers at $207.4 million.
Meanwhile, Sony’s surprise juggernaut Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has surpassed every expectation in front it and has grossed a humongous $900 million at the global box office. Promoted as a holiday movie for all generations, Jumanji instantly became a hit domestically. When international markets opening up, the money continued to role in and perhaps the biggest kicker is that it hasn’t even debuted in Japan yet, which has the possibility of being a serious market for the blockbuster. When all is said and done, Jumanji might reach the coveted $1 billion mark.
Black Panther & Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are in theatres everywhere now.