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Black Panther is based on a Marvel superhero character of the same name and was released worldwide on February 16 with paid previews at selected locations on February 15. The film's updated Monday performance narrowly tops the previous record, set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015 with $40.1 million.

Early industry estimates (via Deadline) from the film's four-day opening over the President's Day holiday weekend in the USA peg Black Panther as having raked in a whopping $US242 million ($307 million) - practically double what was expected of the movie in early tracking released just last month. It is the second biggest four-day total in history only behind "The Force Awakens".

Disney also reported Tuesday that the global total has reached $184.6 million to lift the worldwide take to $426.6 million, led by South Korea at $27.1 million and the $26.7 million.

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Even before Black Panther officially premiered Friday, its fashion was legendary. The film, which carries an estimated $200 million production budget, had been tracking to bring in between an impressive $100 and $120 million when first projections emerged on January 25. Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen.

The company is also giving the latest Marvel installment a theater coverage only seen before in the likes of the "Star Wars" series, by giving "Black Panther" the green light to show in 4,000 theaters everywhere over the past weekend. The movie's three-day gross of $201.8 ranks fifth highest all time, not accounting for inflation.

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