Disney says ‘Black Panther’ is raking it in
NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend.
The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history.
Disney now estimates the movie will earn between $190 million and $210 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend that started Thursday.
Besides the strong box office, the movie has been a critical success.
The Ryan Coogler-directed film stars Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. It also features Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.
Official box office estimates are out Sunday.