Amazing what can happen when you full embrace something.
Black Panther is not seen in the comic book world as an A-list Superhero, but what we have learned about comic book movies sometimes that is a good thing because it is fresh.
After you have seen 10 Batman movies or 5 Spider-Man movies there is some fatigue, but Black Panther is different from any modern day comic book move simply because there has never been one with a dominant black cast like this one.
Should Black Panther open at $185.4M over three days, it would be the third best opening for any superhero hero movie. It would surpass Captain America: Civil War ($179.1M) and only trail The Avengers($207.4M) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3). There is little doubt Black Panther will at least beat Iron Man 3 ($174.1M) for the best 3-day opening of any true solo superhero movie.
Maybe the most important thing is the movie is really good. In the end if you can’t live up to the hype even if the movie makes money it is still seen as a failure, but this movie is good and that is why all the positive vibes are surrounding it.