Black Panther Box Office Over $700 Million

  • Black Panther Box Office Over $700 Million

Black Panther Box Office Over $700 Million

Disney and Marvel's Black Panther easily retained its hold on the top spot at the box office during the film's second weekend in theatrical release. The only film to have a bigger second weekend at the North America box office was 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $149 million, and that was during Christmas week. The other three films in that group are Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and The Avengers. The movie tells the story of T'Challa, king of the technologically advanced nation of Wakanda, and his alter-ego, a super-powered protector called the Black Panther.

Ryan Coogler has co-written "Black Panther" along with Joe Robert Cole.

While the Black Panther movie is making history it would seem that its soundtrack is doing the same since it's been at number 1 on the Billboard charts and shows no sign of fading away as the days continue to roll by.

Faring the best was "Game Night, " starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, from Warner Bros.' New Line.

With a 97% score review on Rotten Tomatoes and fans flocking to see it multiple times, expect Black Panther to crush the billion dollar mark shortly and to not slow down anytime soon.

Black Panther is spurring a surge for the industry. It's all but guaranteed considering the film has yet to open in China and Japan.

After just 10 days in theaters, "Black Panther" has surpassed the domestic runs of all of last year's Marvel films, including the $389 million made by "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2".

"Peter Rabbit" is in third with an estimated $12.4 million in its third weekend, putting its domestic gross at $71.1 million. In ninth place was the fantasy-ish film Every Day with $3.1 million, this is the first release for the newly relaunched Orion Pictures. Although the film scored strong reviews, moviegoers gave it a tepid C CinemaScore.

Every Day, targeting teenage girls and younger adult females, is based on the best-selling book by David Levithan about a 16-year-old girl who falls in love with a disembodied spirit who inhabits a different body every day.

"Fifty Shades Freed" took fifth place with $6.9 million.