Black Panther shattered the President’s Day box office record by scoring $218+ million in four days. Big news for Disney which continues to ride the wave of superhero and sci-fi hits and crack the code on delivering to passionate fan bases and growing fandom.
Black Panther carries a 97% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes (299 critic reviews) — a proof point of its quality and authenticity. Disney’s $4 Billion 2009 acquisition of Marvel has been a raging success.
The chart below, from Box Office Mojo, shows Black Panther at $235 Million; more than 10x its closest weekend competitor.
Combined with Marvel, the acquisition of Fox’s media holdings(assuming it goes through) will add to Disney’s treasure trove of characters and options in an area it has proven production and marketing excellence. (Here is a list of 20th Century Fox’s biggest movies of all time).
Black Panther is both a cultural moment and a gigantic financial successfor Disney pointing toward robust future growth.