Box Office hit, Black Panther, featuring Lupita Nyong’o, raked in Sh3.5 billion in its debut screening in Kenya and 676 IMAX theatres across the world.
In a statement, IMAX said the movie by Marvel Studios is the largest opening for an IMAX release in February.
— Black Panther (@theblackpanther) January 9, 2018
“Black Panther has become part of the zeitgeist as well as a global Box Office sensation. We extend a big congratulations to our friends, director Ryan Coogler, Kevin Feige and teams Disney and Marvel, for creating a remarkable film that continues to beat expectations every step of the way,” said IMAX Corporation chief executive Greg Foster.
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— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) February 21, 2018
Black Panther set a new February and Marvel IMAX record in the US, earning Sh2.35 billion in the past four days when the movie debuted in 404 IMAX domestic screens.
IMAX theatres in Kenya, Nigeria, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Korea and Denmark reported their best opening weekends raking in Sh1.15 billion.
— Black Panther (@theblackpanther) February 20, 2018
The movie is planned for release in Russia today as well as another four-day release in Japan on March 11 and China on March 9.
The New York-based firm has 1,302 IMAX theatre systems in 75 countries.