The reports are in and after receiving glowing reviews, Black Panther had a monster opening weekend.
At the time of writing, Black Panther has the following scores:
- Metacritic: 88% based on 53 critic reviews.
- Rotten Tomatoes: 97% fresh based on 297 reviews, and an average audience rating of 4/5 (76%) with 56,388 ratings.
- IMDb: 7.9 (weighted average), 7.8 (arithmetic mean), 8.0 (median).
In the U.S. and Canada, Black Panther raked in $192 million at the box office, making it the fifth-biggest opening in North America to-date.
Globally, it was the fifteenth biggest opening since 2002 and earned $361 million between the day of its release and Sunday.
Below are the rankings of the biggest openings in cinema globally since 2002, and in North America, as taken from Wikipedia (which cites Box Office Mojo).
(Random lessons learnt from this: holy crap Disney is going to be making a lot of money from the franchises it’s acquired. And holy crap Harry Potter was a huge deal for Warner Brothers.)
Movie opening weekend ranking in U.S. and Canada
|Inflation-adjusted (2018 USD)|
|1||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||2015||$247,966,675||$256,008,273|
|2||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||2017||$220,009,584||$220,009,584|
|4||Marvel's The Avengers||2012||$207,438,708||$221,119,620|
Biggest movie openings worldwide since 2002
|1||The Fate of the Furious||2017||$541,937,239|
|2||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||2015||$528,966,675|
|4||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||2011||$483,189,427|
|5||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||2017||$450,821,889|
|6||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||2016||$422,507,347|
|8||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||2009||$394,022,354|
|9||Marvel's The Avengers||2012||$392,538,708|
|10||Avengers: Age of Ultron||2015||$392,471,109|
|11||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||2011||$382,425,000|
|13||Captain America: Civil War||2016||$379,539,142|
|14||Iron Man 3||2013||$372,553,677|