Black Panther is Marvel Studio's latest and greatest hit, now smashing box office records and cementing serious superhero status alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Star-Lord, Spider-Man and others when it comes to the character kids want to pretend to be during make-believe time. After a debut weekend that defied estimates and cemented Ryan Coogler's Black Panther as one of the most successful Marvel debuts in the studio's 10-year history, he's king of the box office too. Of course, there are spoilers ahead, so you've been warned.
Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther".
The movie now enjoys the distinction as the biggest opening weekend at the box-office for a feature launched in February.
We'll have to see if Black Panther retains its spot on the Rotten Tomatoes list, but it doesn't look like it's going to fall anytime soon.
Black Panther's three day weekend came in at $201.7 million, eclipsing Justice League's $93.8 million by a whopping margin.
Disney has been pulling all the stops for "Black Panther" starting with an extravagant marketing campaign that has only intensified over the past nine months, as the New York Times observed.
We've all tried to sneak into a movie theater, but trying to get a 2-for-1 deal by dressing up as an extra tall person isn't common.
"Black Panther" is now showing in theaters everywhere, with critics over at Rotten Tomatoes giving it a score of 97 pecent.