Early Box Office Weekend Prediction Made For Marvel's Black Panther

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Marvel's Black Panther movie is set to be the first mega blockbuster of 2018 and hopes are very high for the film. Looking at the trailers, the film will have a more serious approach compared to more recent Marvel efforts.

Box Office Pro has now made an early prediction to the Box Office potential of Black Panther. It's the only major release in February 2018 so the slate is clean for it to dominate.

Another reason the movie can do well is because it's Marvel's first movie with an African American in the main role. Not to mention it's directed by Ryan Coogler who helmed the excellent 'Creed' back in 2015.

Anyway, the prediction made is that the film could get an opening of around $90 million in its opening weekend in North America. This is around the same ball park as Doctor Stranger and higher than Ant-Man's opening weekend.

However, further analysis says that social media buzz for the film is slightly below that of Wonder Woman. This is why the film might open below the $100 million mark.

That being said, the prediction says Black Panther could be on track to gross over $275 million in North America.

This is quite a respectable target to achieve for a solo Marvel film based on a character that wasn't well known until Captain America: Civil War came out in 2016.

The movie could also do well since it's the last Marvel film before the release of Avengers: Infinity War.

People may want to flock to the cinema to watch Black Panther first in order to hype themselves up Infinity War three months later.

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