Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a bit of an anomaly less because it was written by two African-Americans, Ryan Coogler and Joe Ryan Cole, with a primarily African-American cast than taking those things into account the movie has been gifted a relatively large budget–for a Marvel Studios feature–of $200 million.
And that’s pretty convincing sign of Kevin Feige’s faith in the production, which has been borne out by the box office.
Domestically the movie has (so far) earned $235 million, while pulling in $169 million in international receipts, for a total or $404 million.
It should go without saying that’s pretty amazing opening, increasing the likelihood that this movie joins the Billion Dollar Club before its run is complete.
Next Black Panther will be released in Russia, Trinidad, Peru, Venezuela, Japan and China.