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‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ With $242 Million 4-Day Opening

Marvel movie is performing so well it will pass the domestic run of “Wonder Woman” within the next week

Last Updated: February 20, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

“Black Panther” now officially has the second biggest four-day opening in box office history, making $40.1 million on President’s Day Monday to bring its domestic launch to $242million. That’s just a step higher than the $241.5 million made by “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this past December, and second only to the $288 million made by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015.

With this hot start, “Black Panther” has also already eclipsed the entire domestic run of “Justice League,” which grossed $228 million. Ryan Coogler’s Marvel movie is drawing in audiences at a pace only a few films ever released can match, and within the next week it is likely to pass the domestic runs of some of last year’s big superhero hits like “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and even “Wonder Woman,” which grossed $412.5 million last summer.

On top of that, the film has exceeded expectations overseas with $184.6 million grossed from 48 markets over the past six days. Korea leads the way with $27.1 million, followed by the U.K. with $26.7 million. Brazil, Mexico and Australia complete the top five with grosses in the $10 million range.”

While the total overseas performance of “Black Panther” is still yet to be determined, with Russia, Japan, and China getting the film in the coming weeks, a domestic total of over $600 million is all but likely as the film expected to knock it off the No. 1 spot on the charts, fellow Disney release “A Wrinkle In Time,” doesn’t come out until March 9.

That leaves “Black Panther” with plenty of time when it will be the biggest draw at movie theaters, giving it a chance at even passing the $652 million total made by “Jurassic World” three years ago. A full forecast of “Black Panther”‘s box office run will come later today.