Across the country and in countries around the world, audiences converged to welcome the newest film in the ten-year history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Black Panther.

While many speculated that Black Panther would be a hit, with estimates of around $150 million in its opening weekend, the film has broken records and is currently on track to do so much more. According to Box Office Mojo, Black Panther is currently sitting at an estimated $218 million domestically with another $169 million coming in from international markets.

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These numbers mean that Black Panther holds the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history behind both new Star Wars films and the original Avengers film. Black Panther has also had the largest February opening of all time, the largest President’s Day weekend opening of all time and its success gives Disney eight of the top ten domestic openings of all time.

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The film is being touted as a watershed moment that strips away the long-standing Hollywood perception that films featuring  people of color cannot be successful domestically and especially internationally. What this means for the future of comic book films featuring casts and leads that are people of color and the Black Panther sequel remains to be seen.

Black Panther is currently in theaters everywhere.

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