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'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

7 months 3 days 20 hours ago Sunday, February 18 2018 Feb 18, 2018 February 18, 2018 10:43 AM February 18, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK - Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too.
  
Studio estimates Sunday say the Marvel superhero film blew past expectations, with $192 million in ticket sales over the weekend. That makes "Black Panther" the fifth-biggest opening weekend ever, not accounting for inflation. It's also the highest-grossing February opening weekend.
  
Ryan Coogler's film, which cost about $200 million to make, is the most big-budget, largely black ensemble film in years and among the few to be centered on a black superhero.
  
The strong opening suggests "Black Panther" will easily set a box-office record for films directed by a black filmmaker.
  
The movie has been hugely acclaimed, with a 97 percent fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences agreed, giving it an A-plus CinemaScore.

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