Well, it’s now official: Black Panther
is a monster hit. Not that we had any doubt it would be, mind you. Especially not after those projections which placed the pic ahead of The Avengers
for its opening weekend.
Of course, it didn’t quite manage to beat Joss Whedon
’s 2012 effort in the end, but it did come awfully close. As was reported earlier today, Black Panther
clawed its way to a monstrous $201.8 million opening weekend. For the record, The Avengers
did $207 million, but again, that was 6 years ago. And, when adjusted for inflation, that number actually becomes quite bigger – $220.27 million.
In fact, IGN
recently took a look at how T’Challa’s first standalone outing compares to the top 5 McU
openings of all-time, once you factor in inflation, and here’s how things shake out.
The Avengers – $220.27 million Black Panther – $201.8 million Avengers: Age of Ultron – $196.75 million Iron Man