No one can deny it any longer. Black Panther is doing some major numbers. The movie is expected to pull in $70 million-plus from Thursday and Friday alone. Black Panther is on pace to become the top February opening of all time and possibly the best showing of any Marvel movie. The Avengers holds the top spot as of now with $207.4 million. The Hollywood Reporter (@thr) reports that Disney has projected earnings over the four day period (Thurs-Mon) in a conservative range of $172 million – $198 million. I suspect that Disney knows the true totals will be a lot higher after the weekend numbers come in, but don’t want to jinx themselves this early into the weekend.