With a three-day opening total of $192 million, Black Panther’s opening day already beat out every opening day total except for the two Avengers movies, not a feat easily taken. The new take on superhero films also made double than Justice League, which only made $93.8 million during its debut streak.
The phenomenon of Black Panther is proving audiences want something more than the cut-and-paste plots of previous superhero movies. It’s also proving having diverse casts gives audiences a reason to go see it, considering both Get Out and Moonlight were also extremely successful recent films.
Black Panther is now in theaters, and the MCU will continue with Avengers: Infinity War coming out on May 4th.