'Black Panther' Is The 10th Highest Grossing US Film Of All, Time

Desiree Steele
March 7, 2018

That should happen by mid-March. It's the third best third weekend of all time behind the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar with $90.2 million and $68.5 million respectively. Panther didn't have that advantage.

Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), on the other hand has been left in Oakland, California, without a father and an outcast of Wakanda, all because he wanted to help his people overcome oppression with the vast wealth and technology his home country had to offer. The entire Black Panther cast grinned widely at the joke. This week, the film will become the 33rd movie of all-time to make $1 billion worldwide, with a release in China still to come next weekend.

Highest new film of the week is the Jennifer Lawrence vehicle Red Sparrow which enters at number 2 with a weekend gross of $17 million. It is clear that the sizable investment in bringing Wakanda to life on the big screen has paid off handsomely, and even Marvel Studios may need to change its strategy in light of this grand slam. The action thriller reunites Lawrence with her Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, and debuted to more than double what her last film, mother!

In third spot was MGM's new release, Death Wish, with ticket sales of US$13 million. As if bad timing wasn't enough to keep people away, awful reviews finished the job. The film has garnered glowing reviews and an A-plus CinemaScore.

The animated-comedy "Peter Rabbit" bounced to fifth-place overall, the film brought-in $10M across 3,607 locations, raising the film's four-week total to just over $84M after four weeks. After ten days, Game Night has scored $33.5 million so far and could finish with a tidy $55 million by the end of its run.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $134.1M this weekend which was down 20% from previous year when Loganopened at number one with $88.4M; and down 6% from 2016 when Zootopiadebuted in the top spot with $75.1M. It feels as though Marvel's latest has done nothing but break box office records and pass milestones since it released just a few weeks ago.

Next week sees the release of A WRINKLE IN TIME.

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.

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