Black Panther is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2018, selling a record-breaking amount of pre-sale tickets and becoming the top seller among Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in the first 24 hours, beating out Captain America: Civil War.
Projections for the film are now in, and they’re nothing short of impressive. The Marvel-Disney film is expected to open in the $120 million to $150 million range in the U.S. over the four-day Presidents Day weekend, according to Deadline.
The official trailer for the film has also become one of the three most-watched Marvel trailers in the first 24 hours.
Black Panther features an all-star cast, including Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.