The number surpasses the $152 million made by Deadpool during the same weekend in 2016 - and the $100 - $200 million which the movie was tracked to bring in during early estimates. It is the highest three-day debut ever for a February film and the fifth highest of all time behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $248 million, Star Wars: The Last Jedi at $220 million, Jurassic World at $208.8 million and The Avengers at $207.4 million.
In the U.S., "Black Panther" opened to a superheroic $235 million debut over the four-day President's Day weekend.
Combined with an estimated worldwide debut of $169 million from 69 percent of the worldwide market, the estimated global debut stands at $361 million through Sunday. It was the highest-grossing film ever in February (beating out "Deadpool") and was the highest-grossing film ever by a black director and featuring an nearly all-black cast.
Black Panther is accompanied in park for his meet and greet with his royal guards, the the Dora Milaje.
The previous best is Sidney Poitier's 1980 comedy "Stir Crazy", which took in $322 million domestically, when inflation is calculated.
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"I'm so excited to see this movie I have stayed away from social media because I don't want it to ruin it for me", said Allen.
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Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, and Daniel Kaluuya also star. This, combined with a 97% Rotten Tomatoes score, makes Marvel's latest outing a bonafide hit. Audiences agreed, giving it an A-plus CinemaScore.
Dave Hollis, distribution chief for Disney, called the film's success "a real source of pride" for Disney. "I collect comic books myself, and love all them superheroes".
But speaking of "Thor: Ragnarok", did "Black Panther" have to follow its story so closely? In many cities, moviegoers arrived in outfits inspired by the film.
Its release in China will come later.
"Black Panther" also performed especially well on large-format screens.
Black Panther is a pleasant film, directed by Ryan Coogler, who managed to capture the essence of Africa; from its rich minerals to its diverse languages, and multicoloured and textured fashion used to differentiate the tribes which are hubbed by the continent. "That makes me feel really good about the movie business".
Okoye is a general in the Dora Milaje, Wakanda's all-female team of fierce warriors, and she frequently gets to take centre stage throughout the film in some truly stunning action sequences. Where available, the latest global numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included.