With a monstrous President's Day weekend haul of $242.1 million at the box office, Black Panther's success gave director Ryan Coogler the record for the largest opening weekend for a film by a black director, dethroning F. Gary Gray. Coogler more than doubled the intake of Gray's 2017 film The Fate of the Furious, which pulled in an impressive $98 million during its opening weekend.

For those keeping score, Black Panther's opening weekend box office numbers meant it had the fifth-largest opening weekend box office of all time, based on its three-day gross of $202 million. That put it behind monsters like The Avengers and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but based on this being a film with a predominately black cast, the myth of black-led films not being able to murder the box office could be a thing of the past.