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'Black Panther' Could Open With a $120 Million Weekend

'Black Panther' Could Open With a $120 Million Weekend

If Black Panther's insane pre-sales numbers were any indication already, it's going to make some huge bank at the box office come opening weekend.

The movie is based on the first ever black superhero in mainstream American comics who was created by Marvel Comics writer Stan Lee and the equally iconic artist-and-writer Jack Kirby and first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966.

Black Panther isn't out until February 16, but Marvel fans will get an eyeful of T'Challa when he appears during Super Bowl 52 as part of Lexus' commercial for the big game.

The movie hits cinemas 16 February.

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Yep, that's Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) kicking all things kickable to Run the Jewels' anthemic "Legend Has It", all in support of a Lexus - or is that Lexus supporting its monarch? Civil War opened to $179 million, the third-highest for the MCU (2012's The Avengers leads the charge with $207 million).

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader.

The actor plays Zuri in the film, who director Ryan Coogler has described to Entertainment Weekly reporters as "Black Panther's version of Obi-Wan Kenobi". Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

"The stars aligned for this Super Bowl spot, with Lexus launching our flagship sedan and audiences primed for Marvel Studios" highly anticipated release "Black Panther.' Uniting LS with Black Panther on advertising's biggest stage was an opportunity we couldn't pass up".


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