Captain America opened to 179 million in May of 2016, and while these early projections may not materialize in such a staggering debut, Black Panther has a lot working in its favour. Firstly, the film has definitely become the most talked about release of 2018 thus far, giving it a strong word-of-mouth amongst moviegoers. Secondly, it will be released over President’s Day weekend, allowing the film to rake in some extra cash throughout the holiday. Also, the original Kendrick Lamar soundtrack will also help bolster its ubiquity, while also adding to its mass appeal.