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.
#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.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 17, 2018
'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.