Black Panther took the box office by storm over the weekend, becoming the top-grossing film ever by a black director (Ryan Coogler) and featuring a predominantly black cast, reports The New York Times. The previous record was held by 2015's Straight Outta Compton, raking in $214 million USD worldwide during its time in theaters.

According to comScore, global ticket sales for Black Panther will have reached $387 million USD by today. In North America alone, sales are expected to total $218 million USD between Friday and today, while analysts expected the amount to top-off around $165 million USD.

Now accounting for the domestic record-holder for a February release, the previous mark was set by Deadpool in 2016 ($159 million USD), which premiered over Presidents’ Day weekend.

The New York Times also points out that roughly 37 percent of viewers in North America were black, as calculated by PostTrak. In order to accommodate massive turnouts, numerous theaters were forced to add showtimes, while one location in Atlanta managed to play the film 84 times on Friday alone.

To continue to drive audiences to theaters, Disney will be debuting Black Panther in Russia, China, and Japan in the coming weeks.

For more on Black Panther's record-setting weekend, visit The New York Times.

Now, here are the best easter eggs, references, and cameos in 'Black Panther.'

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