Earlier this month, it was announced that Black Panther has become the king of pre-sale tickets for movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With recent scenes like the awesome kinetic energy tech in the first clip from the film getting crowds hype the world over, that should come as no surprise. What else shouldn't be shocking is early word that Black Panther could pull in between $100 million and $120 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend.
The Hollywood Reporter says this information is coming to us from pre-release surveys, but realistically, you could ascertain that information from the fact that, with the film dropping on February 16, it'll hit during President's Day Weekend. That's ample time to increase numbers, similar to how Deadpool opened in 2016. If Black Panther hits these figures, it'll blow Doctor Strange's opening weekend take of $86 million out of the water.
Marvel's last film, Thor: Ragnarok, opened with a strong $116 million back in November of 2017, during a year where all three Marvel films cleared the $100 million hurdle. With Infinity War and Ant-Man & Wasp both set to drop in 2018, Marvel could be on track to make that two years in a row.