Black Panther Rating and Opening weekend estimates

Black Panther is being touted as one of Marvel’s strongest origin movies to hit the screen. Recent reports suggested it’s doing better in advanced ticket sales than Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. As the release date nears, more information about the movie is trickling in, including its rating and potential opening weekend numbers.

As is the case with all Marvel Studios movies released so far (and most superhero movies in general), Black Panther has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) which rates movies. The reasoning behind the rating is “prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture.” While the former is understood and much clear from its trailers, the latter is going to be something to look out for; it’ll be interesting to see who ends up spouting the rude gesture, which could very well be a show of finger.

Opening weekend estimates have also arrived. So far, analysts are expecting Black Panther to make anywhere between $100 – $120 million which would be considered to be a very strong opening. Among all the Marvel original superhero movies that have opened thus far, Iron Man has the largest debut with a $98.6 million opening. With the buzz it’s accommodating, Black Panther looks like it could very well become a top player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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