History Was Made: 88 Records ‘Black Panther’ Smashed

88 Records 'Black Panther' Smashed

With news that the Black Panther is heading to Netflix on September 4th, we figured it’s time to look behind the massive success of the film. With a longstanding myth that films with a predominately black cast can’t sell internationally, check out the 88 records ‘Black Panther’ smashed worldwide.


Domestically

Highest 24-hours of ticket pre-sales for a Marvel film on Fandango
Highest number of ticket pre-sales on Fandango for a superhero film
Highest number of ticket pre-sales on Fandango For a film released in February
Highest number of ticket pre-sales on Fandango For a film released in the first quarter
Highest number of ticket pre-sales for any superhero film at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Highest number of ticket pre-sales for a Marvel film at AMC Theatres
Highest number of advanced IMAX ticket sales for a Marvel film
Highest-grossing solo superhero film

Highest-grossing film of 2018
Highest-grossing February release
Highest-grossing superhero film (as well as MCU film[9] and superhero origin film)
Highest IMAX gross for an MCU film ($36 million)
Highest-grossing film by a black director
Highest Presidents’ Day weekend opening ($242 million)
Highest opening weekend gross for a black director
Highest opening weekend gross for a predominantly black cast
Highest Thursday preview night For a February release
Highest Thursday preview night IMAX gross ($3 million) (tied with Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War)

Highest single-day gross For a solo superhero film (Opening day not including previews)
Highest single-day gross For a non-sequel film (Opening day not including previews)
Highest single-day gross For a superhero film (Sunday)
Highest three-day opening ($202 million) For a pre-summer release
Highest three-day opening ($202 million) For a February release
Highest Monday gross ever
Highest IMAX opening weekend gross ($23.5 million) For a February release
Highest IMAX opening weekend gross ($23.5 million) For a Marvel film
Highest-grossing film ever at 80 AMC Theatres
Highest-grossing film in an opening weekend at 150 AMC Theatres
Highest Sunday gross at AMC Theatres
Most tickets sold for a superhero film at Atom Tickets
Largest box office share from Fandango pre-sales (30% of the opening weekend gross)


Internationally

Highest-grossing film in East Africa ($1 million)
Highest-grossing film in West Africa ($1.77 million)
Highest-grossing film in Southern Africa ($7.9 million)
Highest-grossing opening weekend in East Africa
Highest-grossing opening weekend in West Africa
Highest-grossing February opening in Bahrain
Highest-grossing February opening in East Africa

Highest-grossing February opening in Kuwait
Highest-grossing February opening in Qatar
Highest-grossing February opening in Southern Africa ($1.4 million)
Highest-grossing February opening in United Arab Emirates ($2.2 million)
Highest-grossing February opening in West Africa
Highest-grossing Saturday in southern Africa
Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend in Kenya
Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend in Nigeria
Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend for a Marvel film in Angola
Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend for a Marvel film in Bahrain

Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend for a Marvel film in Israel
Highest-grossing 3-day weekend in West Africa (second weekend)
Fastest Marvel film to reach the $50 million mark from IMAX
Highest Tuesday gross ($21.1 million) for a pre-summer release
Highest Tuesday gross ($21.1 million) for an MCU film
Highest Thursday gross for an MCU film ($14.3 million)
Fastest to $300 million for an MCU film (8 days)
Highest first-week gross for an MCU film ($292 million)
Smallest second-weekend decline for an MCU film (down 45%)
Highest-grossing second weekend for a Marvel film ($112 million)


Highest-grossing February opening weekend in the United Kingdom ($24.9 million)
Highest single-day gross in the United Kingdom of 2018 ($3.7 million, opening day)
Highest-grossing opening day of 2018 in the Netherlands ($500,000)
Highest-grossing day for a superhero film in the Netherlands
Highest-grossing February opening weekend in the Netherlands ($2.4 million)
Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend for a Marvel film in Belgium
Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend for a Marvel film in France
Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend for a Marvel film in Netherlands
Highest-grossing MCU film in the Netherlands ($9.97 million)
Highest-grossing superhero film in the Netherlands ($9.97 million)

Highest opening in 2018 in all Latin American markets except Argentina and Uruguay
Highest-grossing February opening in Brazil ($9.4 million)
Highest-grossing February opening in Bolivia ($283,193)
Highest-grossing February opening in Colombia ($1.9 million)
Highest-grossing February opening in Ecuador
Highest-grossing February opening in Mexico ($9.6 million)
Highest-grossing February opening in Panama
Highest-grossing February opening in Paraguay ($114,039)
Highest-grossing IMAX opening weekend for a Marvel film in Argentina
Highest-opening weekend in Trinidad ($700,000)

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