According to Screen Rant, Marvel's upcoming Black Panther adaptation is looking to become a blockbuster hit alongside some of the studio's other recent solo outings. 

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Anticipation for the film has been mounting, as its interesting premise and all-star cast have elevated the film from minor curiosity into the Hollywood blockbuster realm. Box Office Pro is forecasting a $90 million opening weekend based on early projections, aligning it with the $85 million opening of 2016's Dr. Strange. Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a debut of that proportion is usually an indicator of a potential franchise, which was the case for both Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy

Just last month, Thor: Ragnarok debuted at the top of the weekend box-office chart with $122 million, blowing past its expectations of a $90 million haul. Similarly, Deadpool's massive opening in February of 2016 shows that super-hero fare can turn out massive audiences regardless of its release-date. 

As Hollywood finds a need to diversify its offering for modern movie-goers, Black Panther is an obvious choice. The film, led by relative newcomer Chadwick Boseman, and directed by Ryan Coogler, is Marvel's first film to feature a non-white lead actor and director. Likewise, the film will also be released on February 16, 2018, which is right in the middle of Black History Month. 

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While the film's performance is ultimately based on reactions and critical consensus, the early hype surrounding Black Panther may guarantee another victory for the seemingly untouchable Marvel juggernaut.