"Black Panther" Moves Closer to $1 Billion Mark; Earns $700 Million Globally

02 March, 2018, 04:21 | Author: Gary Shelton
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Chadwick Boseman in a still from Black Panther.

With a weekend haul at an estimated $108 million, Black Panther has now grossed an estimated $700 million worldwide and became the fourth film in history to pass the $100 million mark in its second weekend, following on the heels of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", "Jurassic World," and "The Avengers".

The Force Awakens remains the champ in terms of biggest second weekend domestically with $149.2 million, not accounting for inflation.

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Black Panther also showed off its staying power, with only a 47 percent drop in its audience numbers for the second weekend.

Revealing worldwide collection numbers, Deadline reports that Black Panther has surpassed $300 million in the global market with $83.8 million coming from the second-weekend box office collection. It seems to be just a matter of time before the film surpasses the $1 billion mark.

Forbes points out that while Black Panther sees no big competition at the box office, in a few weeks the film's run could be hampered in March due to many big releases. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the film stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler. The comedy, which received a B+ CinemaScore, skewed notably older, with only 14 percent of ticketbuyers age 25 and younger.

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Annihilation opened in fourth place with $11 million. That's more than half what it made last week.

Taking the No. 2 spot this week is "Game Night", bringing in an estimated $16.6 million in its debut weekend. Ryan also happens to be the director of the American superhero venture.

Rounding out the top tier are "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" at No. 6 with $5.7 million, "The 15:17 to Paris" at No. 7 with $3.6 million, "The Greatest Showman" at No. 8 with $3.4 million, "Every Day" at No. 9 with $3.1 million and "Early Man" at No. 10 with $1.7 million. Updated with revised grosses.

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