Fans came out in droves to support the eagerly-anticipated latest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney’s Black Panther claimed the top spot of the North American box office this weekend and is set for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day Presidents Day holiday.
The action-packed film directed by Ryan Coogler also received the honor of the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history, according to Box Office Mojo. Drawing in an estimated $192 million for the three-day weekend, the Chadwick Boseman-led film is expected to earn roughly $218 for a four-day performance – the highest debut for a February film. Black Panther flew past previous record-holder Deadpool‘s 2016 mark of $152 million for a Presidents Day weekend opening. The film is reported to gross $169 million from the international market, estimating a global debut of $361 million through Sunday.