Black Panther Wins the Weekend for the Fifth Time in a Row

Black Panther again won the weekend making it five in a row. It’s the first film to do that since Avatar in 2009. It also crossed $600 million domestically, the seventh film to do so. With an estimated $27 million, the film now stands at $605.4 million domestically. The film is $18 million shy of passing Marvel’s The Avengers at the domestic box office at which point it’ll be the highest grossing superhero movie of all-time. The film still has a bit to go to gain that title for worldwide totals. There it’s $400 million shy.

Internationally, Black Panther earned $30 million which pushes its foreign box office to $577.1 million. Worldwide the film has earned $1.183 billion.

In second place was Tomb Raider which brought in an estimated $23.5 million domestically. Overseas, the film is now in 65 territories and earned $84.5 million bringing its foreign box office total to $102.5 million. Its grand total is $126 million off of a $94 million budget. The previous two Tomb Raider films earned $274.7 million and $156.5 million with similar budgets.

In third place was another new film, I Can Only Imagine. The “faith-based” film earned an estimated $17.1 million off of a $7 million budget. That was earned off of 1,629 locations with an impressive $10,476 per theater average.

A Wrinkle in Time dropped to fourth from last week’s second place. It added an estimated $16.6 million to its domestic total to bring that to $61.1 million domestically. Worldwide the film has earned $71.7 million.

Wrapping up the top five was Love, Simon which earned an estimated $11.5 million off of a $17 million budget.

In other comic related films…

The Death of Stalin expanded into 32 theaters bringing in an estimated $580,576 to bring its total to $843,967. Per theater the film earned $18,143 a weekend best.

This coming weekend sees the opening of Pacific Rim: Uprising which we’ll see if it can defeat Kaiju as well as Black Panther.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into the results for the various comic adaptations in theaters.