Marvel Studios’ Black Panther rules at the box office, adding yet another feather to Marvel’s glorious hat. Amidst the Bollywood dominance the movie has opened to good numbers at the Indian box office.
The movie opened at 5.60 crores Net Box Office Collection – NBOC (Including 35 lakhs from the paid preview shows held on Thursday evening). The Gross Box Office Collection – GBOC as of day 1 is 7.18 crores (including paid previews).
It is the highest opening for any Hollywood solo superhero debut movie and the highest for any Hollywood film this year (till now). Black Panther’s Friday opening higher than any Hindi film of this Friday as well.
Black Panther is Marvel Studios’ 18th film and the 1st this year, effectively setting the stage for its next mega release, Avengers: Infinity War.
Black Panther is among the first films by the house of Marvel Studios which predominantly has a black cast and also shows a number of strong women of substance who work as the protagonist T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) allies. T’Challa is the king of a fictitious nation in Africa called Wakanda.
“We always knew we wanted to do it (Black Panther) someday. We always knew it was the manifest destiny of Marvel Studios to bring to life all facets of the Marvel universe.
“At the end of Iron Man 2, when Nick Fury is discussing for the first time the Avengers initiative with Tony Stark, he’s brought him to this secret shield warehouse. One of the maps prominently displayed is a map of Africa with a little pinpoint to where Wakanda is,” Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, recently told variety.com.