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

TheWrap | 2/20/2018 | Jeremy Fuster
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“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.

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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...
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