Black Panther has more than doubled the amount of money it was predicted to take in its opening weekend.

The US and Canada box office takings of more than $242 million put it miles ahead of the $120 million it had been estimated to make.

It makes the film the largest four-day President’s Day weekend opening ever.
The movie is now the second highest-grossing four day opening of all time – behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which earned $288 million.

Black Panther also scored the biggest Monday in history with $40.2 million, just besting the Force Awakens’ $40.1 million.