Black Panther was won the weekend for the fourth straight weekend a first for a movie part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film earned an estimated $41.1 million domestically and it now has earned $562 million domestically.
The film also debuted in China, its final major market. There it opened with an estimated $66.5 million. Internationally the film earned an estimated $100 to bring its foreign earnings to $516.6 million.
The film has earned $1.079 billion. It’s the second highest domestic total ever for a comic adaptation, behind Marvel’s The Avengers. It’s ranked #7 overall not adjusted for inflation. When it comes to worldwide total, the film is just $6 million behind The Dark Knight Rises and is currently #21 for all films released also not adjusted for inflation. There it’s #6 for comic adaptations.
In second place was A Wrinkle in Time which debuted with an estimated $33.3 million. The studio expectation was $35 million and it’s believed that Black Panther’s dominance hurt this film. It also earned $6.3 million at the foreign box office where it opened up in about 14% of markets with many more to come.
In third place was another film, Strangers: Prey at Night which earned an estimated $10.5 million.
Red Sparrow was in fourth place with an estimated $8.15 million which brought its domestic total to $31.1 million after ten days. Worldwide the film has earned $82.9 million.
Finishing off the top five was Game Night which earned an estimated $7.9 million over three days. Domestically the film has earned $45 million after three weeks and globally it has earned about $70 million.
The Death of Stalin debuted in four theaters earning $181,308. The film has a comic adaptation tied with it which was released before the film debuted.
Thor: Ragnarok continued to bring in money earning $41,000 to bring its domestic total to $315 million and $853.9 million worldwide.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into comic adaptations at the movies.