Last night, Marvel's latest film Black Panther took in $25.2 million dollars in preview showings. According to Box Office Mojo, that tops the $25 million that Captain America: Civil War made in its first evening, putting Panther behind only Avengers: Age of Ultron in terms of Thursday debuts. Notably, the figure is also nearly double the $12.7 million Fox's Deadpool raked in from previews. This is comparable because both films opened in February and Black Panther is expected to top Deadpool for the title of best February opening ever. With the President's Day holiday falling on Monday, current projections suggest Panther could bring bring in more than $200 million for the four-day weekend.
We'll update this this page as more box office figures for Marvel's Black Panther roll in over the weekend.