According to Variety, Monday estimates show that Black Panther is set to make a whopping $235 million over its four-day holiday weekend debut, smashing the record for the biggest President's Day weekend earnings.
The number surpasses the $152 million made by Deadpool during the same weekend in 2016 -- and the $100 - $200 million which the movie was tracked to bring in during early estimates.
The film is playing in 4,020 locations around North America and preview screenings on Thursday raked in $25.2 million, the largest Thursday night preview gross for a February opener.
The record, titled Black Panther: The Music, was curated and produced by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony Tiffith, and features SZA, The Weeknd and Future. It’s the fourth Lamar record in a row to debut in the top spot.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chawick Boseman while Michael B Jordan plays Marvel badass, Erik "Killmonger" Stevens.
"Honestly, everybody was laughing, they were yelling at the screen,” shared the 31-year-old star. "The gasps, the one-liners, everything was working, so it was cool to see it with a normal audience -- not at a premiere, [or] press junket. They were really engaged and interacting with the film, so it was good to see."