Black Panther Dominates the Weekend and Crosses $700 Million Worldwide
In what shouldn’t be a surprise, Marvel‘s Black Panther won the weekend becoming the fourth film ever to earn over $100 million in its second weekend and the second fastest film to top $400 million domestically.
The film earned an estimated $108 million. The film has now earned a little over $400 million domestically. Internationally it earned an estimated $83.8 million from 55 markets bringing that number to $304 million. That’s $704 million worldwide in two weeks. It has yet to open in Japan, that’s next weekend and it debuts in China March 9.
In second place was Game Night which earned an estimated $16.6 million. Audiences gave the film a “B+” CinemaScore. Its audiences was 56% female and 80% over the age of 25. It debuted in 22 markets earning around $5.2 million.
Peter Rabbit was in third bringing in $12.5 million to bring its domestic total to $71.3 million.
In fourth place was another debut, Annihilation which eanred an estimated $11 million. That’s not disasterous with a $40 million budget but the “C” CinemaScore won’t help the film. The film has a deal to stream internationally on Netflix 17 days after its domestic release.
Rounding out the top five was Fifty Shades Freed with $6.9 million and $22.3 million internationally. The film has earned $320.4 million worldwide.
In other comic movie news…
Thor: Ragnarok is continuing to bring in money adding $141,000 to its domestic total bringint that to $314.8 million.
We’ll be back in an hour with a deeper dive into the numbers for 2017 and 2018’s releases.