Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Opens In China With $66.5 Million Box Office Take
The global power of Marvel’s Black Panther doesn’t look to cease anytime soon as the superhero epic grossed $66.5 million at the box office in its first three days.
Making its final foreign market stop, Marvel’s Black Panther has opened solidly in China with a box office take of $66.5 million in its first three days.
The opening weekend made China the largest international territory for the Ryan Coogler-directed film, as it leaped past the U.K. ($55.8 million), South Korea ($42.8 million) and Brazil ($20.6 million). Black Panther is also the first major Hollywood title to release since Chinese New Year in February and the end of the unofficial blackout period during which local films are given distribution priority.
Black Panther took in 53% market share in China and represented the fourth highest opening of a MCU title. It launched 16% ahead of Thor: Ragnarok and is the biggest opening of a Western title in China in 2018 to date. China serves as the final foreign market for the superhero tentpole, which has generated $517 million internationally and has a worldwide box office total of $1.078 billion.