As shouldn’t be a surprise Black Panther dominated the box office shattering expectations for a record setting weekend. The film has earned an estimated $192 million for the three-day weekend (beating our prediction of $175 million). That’s the fight largest three-day domestic opening in history. The film will earn around $218 million over the four-day holiday weekend.
That’s the largest February opening of all-time, the largest President’s Day weekend opening of all-time, and the second largest opening for the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind The Avengers‘ $207.4 million.
Internationally, the film earned an estimated $169 million from 48 markets for a three day debut of $361 million, the fifteenth largest global opening of all-time. It doesn’t debut in China until March 9, Japan on March 1, and Russia, Vietnam, Trinidad, Peru, and Venezuela next weekend.
The film received an “A+” CinemaScore and played to a 55% male audience and 61% over the age of 25. Expect the film to have impressive legs and dominate the next month.
In second place was Peter Rabbit which earned an estimated $17.25 million for the three-day and is estimated to earn $22+ million after four days. The domestic total is $48 million after ten days.
In third place was Fifty Shades Freed, last weekend’s winner. The film earned an estimated $16.9 million for three days and around $19 million for four. The film also added $47.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $268.9 million.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle added $7.9 million for the three days and an estimated $10 million for the four days. The film has earned $904 million worldwide and still has yet to open in Japan which happens on April 6.
Rounding off the top five was The 15:17 to Paris which brought in $7.7 million over the three days and an estimated $9 million for the four.
When it comes to other comic adaptations….
Thor: Ragnarok was in #29 earning an estimated $191,000 to bring its domestic total to $314.6 million worldwide.
We’ll be back in an hour for a further dive into 2017’s comic adaptation’s numbers and kick off 2018’s.