Black Panther Just Did Something Only Three Other Movies In History Did

Posted March 02, 2018

The film stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Typically, Hollywood movies show a dip in their first week to second week collections. So far, the movie has made $704 million in total globally ($400 million domestically and $304 million internationally) since its release earlier this month.

The Ryan Coogler movie crossed the $100 million mark in the second weekend at the box office which was done only by three other movies in the past: Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($149.2 million), Jurassic World ($106.6 million), and The Avengers ($103 million). This points towards an extraordinary acceptance by audiences.

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Take EVERYTHING together - the worldwide numbers as well as the $400+ million from North America in just over ten days - and Black Panther has already tallied $704 million in total! It's all but guaranteed considering the film has yet to open in China and Japan.

"This movie has very strong word of mouth and a deeply loyal core fan base, which are both necessary criteria for repeat business", said Greg Foster, entertainment chief of IMAX which is playing Black Panther in more than 60 countries.

Revealing worldwide collection numbers, Deadline reports that Black Panther has surpassed $300 million in the global market with $83.8 million coming from the second-weekend box office collection. For the second week in a row, the Marvel comic book flick is the No. 1 movie in the world and is still breaking records. It follows a group of friends whose game night turns into a murder mystery. The movie, facing a strained marketplace for comedies, opened to a solid $17 million from 3,488 locations, earning the No. 2 spot for the weekend.

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Annihilation came in fourth behind Sony holdover Peter Rabbit, which took in $12.5 million in its third weekend for a domestic total of $71.2 million.

Fifty Shades Freed round out the top five with $6.9 million.

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