'Black Panther' Crosses $500 Million Domestic With $65 Million 3rd Weekend


Starring Chadwick Boseman as the first African American superhero, the Marvel and Disney release brought in $65.7 million domestically.

In third spot was MGM's new release "Death Wish", with ticket sales of $13 million.

Marvel's film continues to beat down new releases that came out this week.

After three weekends, Black Panther is now one of the highest-grossing films ever. The breakdown is $501.1M in North America and $396.6M at the global box office.

Flying quietly into second place was the Jennifer Lawrence spy flick Red Sparrow with an estimated $17 million from 3,056 screens.

Based on the novel by Jason Matthews (a former Central Intelligence Agency operative), Red Sparrow reunites Lawrence with director Francis Lawrence (no relation), whom she worked with on three Hunger Games movies. According to data from comScore, the previous Oscar weekend record was $40 million in 2010, held by Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" remake.

As if the social media coverage, ecstatic reviews and thunderous box office debut wasn't enough, Black Panther crossed another milestone today: it crossed the $500M mark the domestic box office. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Warner Bros. Pictures' "Game Night" dropped to fourth-place, the film grossed $10.7M across 3,502 locations this weekend. To date, the United Kingdom leads all territories with $49.1 million, followed by South Korea ($41.4 million), Brazil ($24.9 million), Australia ($22.3 million) and Mexico ($22 million).

Black Panther will finally get bigger competition this March with the releases of A Wrinkle in Time, Tomb Raider and Pacific Rim Uprising. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle kept up the great legs taking in an estimated $4.5M in its eleventh consecutive weekend in the top ten.

China will see the final worldwide opening next weekend.

Elsewhere, Universal's Fifty Shades Freed topped $250M overseas as it approaches $350M worldwide. Most notably, Guillermo del Toro's frontrunner The Shape of Water was up 19 percent from last weekend, grossing an estimated $1.4 million from 832 theaters for a domestic total of $57.4 million.

The other new film of the weekend didn't fare quite as well.



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