The new superhero film has already made history less than a week after its release, making a record-shattering $242 million after a blockbuster performance on Presidents Day, according to box office estimates.
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The Hollywood Reporter first reported the record, adding that the film is continually beating expectations across the board. Globally, it has earned $426.6 million since its release last Friday.
The bold superhero film has already passed “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” $241.6 million record in its first four days. On Monday alone, the film made an estimated $40.2 million, which beat the previous record holder, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $40.1 million.
However, the film is still behind fellow Marvel picture “The Avengers,” which brought in $207.4 million in its first three days, compared to “Black Panther’s” $201.8 million.
The movie is the first big-budget studio film to feature an all-black cast.