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For the sake of journalistic integrity, I will continue to be up-front about my personal stances. I am hugely biased about Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, and there is very little that can be done to convince me that it will not be the best thing since BeyoncĂ© secretly dropped her self-titled album with nary a warning.

Now that that’s out of the way: According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie is on track for a $100 million-to-$120 million debut in the U.S. box office when it hits theaters Feb. 16, the beginning of a long weekend (if you get Presidents Day off, that is).

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The star-riddled blockbuster (featuring ALL the faves, including Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett and so many more) will beat out Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which hit $85 million during its three-day opening weekend, if the tracking is accurate. Securing those numbers will also put the film on track for the biggest opening of 2018 to date.

Now, I know—I know the dangers of overhyping a movie and expecting too much, but I cannot stress this enough: I am READY for Black Panther to obliterate everything that has ever been created.

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With all the challenges going on to help kids see the movie and just the significance of having a black superhero on the big screen? With the fact that advance ticket sales are already making an impact? I really expect nothing else.

You can find me in the comments section if you want to duke it out discuss.