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Black Panther smashes alltime box office records
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Black Panther smashes alltime box office records

Fans came out in droves to support the eagerly-anticipated latest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Disney's Black Panther claimed the top spot of the North American box office this weekend and is set for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day Presidents Day holiday.

The action-packed film directed by Ryan Coogler also received the honor of the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history, according to Box Office Mojo.

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Big time! Black Panther claimed the top spot of the North American box office this weekend and is set for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day holiday

Big time! Black Panther claimed the top spot of the North American box office this weekend and is set for a super-heroic $218 million debut over the four-day President's Day holiday

Drawing in an estimated $192 million for the three-day weekend, the Chadwick Boseman-led film is expected to earn roughly $218 for a four-day performance - the highest debut for a February film.  

Black Panther flew past previous record-holder Deadpool's 2016 mark of $152 million for a Presidents Day weekend opening.

The film is reported to gross $169 million from the international market, estimating a global debut of $361 million through Sunday.

Warriors: The action-packed film directed by Ryan Coogler also received the honor of the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history, according to Box Office Mojo

Warriors: The action-packed film directed by Ryan Coogler also received the honor of the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history, according to Box Office Mojo

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and Marvel's The Avengers rank just slightly higher than Black Panther for all-time opening weekends at the box office. 

Boseman portrays the newly-appointed ruler of the technologically savvy Wakanda, King T'Challa. 

T'Challa's conflict with Michael B. Jordan's character Erik Killmonger is highlighted throughout the film, with incredible roles by Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya, to name very few of the star-studded cast.

Strong: Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright fight alongside Black Panther to protect Wakanda 

Strong: Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright fight alongside Black Panther to protect Wakanda 

Powerful: Letitia Wright portrays T'Challa's genius younger sister Shuri

Powerful: Letitia Wright portrays T'Challa's genius younger sister Shuri

Coming in second place in the box office was the film adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale Peter Rabbit.

The James Corden-voiced film directed by Will Gluck for Sony studios drew in an estimated $17.2 million, with expectations to reach $22 million for the four-day weekend. 

Third-place box office leader was Universal's Fifty Shades Freed with an estimated $16.9 million garnered through the three-day weekend, showing promise to acquire $19 million by the end of the holiday. 

Action: T'Challa's conflict with Michael B. Jordan's character Erik Killmonger is highlighted throughout the film

Action: T'Challa's conflict with Michael B. Jordan's character Erik Killmonger is highlighted throughout the film

Cute: Coming in second place in the box office was the film adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale Peter Rabbit

Cute: Coming in second place in the box office was the film adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale Peter Rabbit

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle became Sony's second highest grossing domestic release of all-time over the weekend, netting an estimated $7.9 million in its third month in theaters. 

The Dwyane 'The Rock' Johnson-led film has received more than $377.6 million since its domestic release in December.

The film also earned $4.8 million internationally, with $527 million garnered worldwide and a combined gross of $904 million.  

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle became Sony's second highest grossing domestic release of all-time over the weekend, netting an estimated $7.9 million in its third month in theaters 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle became Sony's second highest grossing domestic release of all-time over the weekend, netting an estimated $7.9 million in its third month in theaters