Marvel's superhero movie 'Black Panther' gets Rs 7 cr opening in India

The film released in India in English and Hindi on Friday.

Marvel's superhero movie 'Black Panther' gets Rs 7 cr opening in India
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New Delhi: Marvel Studios 'Black Panther' featuring Chadwick Boseman as the superhero, has registered an opening collection of over Rs 7 crore in India.

The film released in India in English and Hindi on Friday.

"#BlackPanther embarks on a TERRIFIC START... Fri ₹ 5.60 cr Nett [includes ₹ 35 lakhs from paid previews on Thu]… Gross BOC: ₹ 7.18 cr. India biz... Note: Hindi + English," noted trade analyst and movie critic Taran Adarsh announced on Twitter. 

'Black Panther' is among the first films by the house of Marvel Studios which predominantly has a black cast and also shows a number of strong women of substance who work as the protagonist T`Challa's (Boseman) allies.

Set shortly after 'Captain America: Civil War', 'Black Panther' shows T`Challa returning home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king. 

Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 'Black Panther' also features Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B Jordon, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker and Martin Freeman among others. 

According to variety.com, 'Black Panther' is projected to make at least $170 million in its opening weekend in the US.