Weekend Box Office: Wakanda Forever!

The Ryan Coogler-Directed Film

Marvel Studios‘ Black Panther delivered a top five all-time opening this President’s Day holiday weekend with estimated three-day gross of $192 million and a projected $218 million-plus by time Monday night rolls around.

That makes Marvel’s 18th film in its universe of superhero films the highest-grossing February release, beating out 2016’s Deadpool. Black Panther received an A-plus CinemaScore from audiences; the only other Marvel title to earn an A+ was The Avengers.

The Ryan Coogler-directed film stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

Sony Pictures Animation‘s Peter Rabbit brought in $17.2 million, putting it just a hair above Fifty Shades Freed (Universal Pictures) in third place with $16.9 million.

Aardman Animation’s stop-motion adventure-comedy film Early Man (Lionsgate) debuted in seventh place with a meagre $3.1 million over three-days. Directed by Nick Park, it features the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, and Timothy Spall.

PureFlix’s Bible movie Samson, which looks to take in only $1,9 million, came in No. 10 and it will probably be the first and last time we right about the pic.

Here’s your top ten at the box office for the three-day total:

1. “Black Panther” — $192 million
2. “Peter Rabbit” — $17.2 million ($48.2 mil.)
3. “Fifty Shades Freed” — $16.9 million ($76.1 mil.)
4. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” — $7.9 million ($377.6 mil.)
5. “The 15:17 to Paris” — $7.6 million ($25.4 mil.)
6. “The Greatest Showman” — $5.1 million ($154.4 mil.)
7. “Early Man” — $3.1 million
8. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” — $2.5 million ($54 mil.)
9. “Winchester” — $2.2 million ($21.8 mil.)
10. “Samson” — $1.9 million