Black Panther reigns over the box office for fifth weekend with $27m

20 March, 2018, 04:32 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Black Panther box office

The 18th release in Marvel's Cinematic Universe of superhero movies has earned $605 million in the USA and Canada, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations, and is the first film since "Avatar" (2009) to chalk up five consecutive top spots.

That's a mere $14 million (£9.9 million) away from The Last Jedi ($619.7 million / £441 million) and $18 million (£12.8 million) behind Marvel's biggest-grossing film to date, The Avengers ($623.3 million / £444 million).




While most films see a significant drop off after they're released, Black Panther has beaten the odds and continues to draw in support from fans, who've seen the film multiple times. Historic numbers all around and Black Panther isn't quite done. The film is also closing in on $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office. "Tomb Raider" will have to settle for second place, earning a rather weak $23.5 million in what should have been its strongest weekend, as CBR noted. The film based on the popular novel was right around expectations and I'm predicting a $30-$40 million domestic gross. That was good enough for third place, just ahead of Disney's A Wrinkle in Time, which, after bad reviews, lost more than half of its box office and made only $16.5 million domestically, good for about $61 million after ten days of release and fourth place. The film did eclipse $400 million domestically and is very close to passing Spider-Man as Sony's highest grossing release of all-time. Ryan Coogler's comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron's 2009 smash film, "Avatar", to hold the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office for five straight weekends.

Rounding out the top tier are "Game Night" at No. 6 with $5.6 million, "Peter Rabbit" at No. 7 with $5.2 million, "Strangers: Prey at Night" at No. 8 with $4.8 million, "Red Sparrow" at No. 9 with $4.5 million and "Death Wish" at No. 10 with $3.4 million.

Recommended:

  • Jamie Redknapp gives damning top four verdict about Jose Mourinho side

    Jamie Redknapp gives damning top four verdict about Jose Mourinho side

    Mourinho was in spiky mood ahead of the visit of Sevilla , repeatedly making self-deprecating remarks about his Champions League triumphs as Porto and Inter Milan manager.
    Queen Elizabeth says yes to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding!

    Queen Elizabeth says yes to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wedding!

    Harry is fifth in line after his father Prince Charles , brother Prince William and William's children George and Charlotte. Her Majesty made the announcement yesterday in a letter to the Privy Council , her official group of advisors.
    Spotify CEO Confirms Plans To Launch In India

    Spotify CEO Confirms Plans To Launch In India

    Additionally, the Economic Times had earlier reported that Spotify has hired Akshat Harbola as the head of its India operations. With no lockup period and no intermediary bankers, Spotify thinks it can go public without all the typical shenanigans.
  • Israel Destroys Hamas Tunnel in Gaza

    Israel Destroys Hamas Tunnel in Gaza

    Israeli forces on Sunday knocked out a tunnel in the Gaza Strip dug allegedly to mount cross-border attacks, the military said. Israel's Shin Bet security service said he had spent time in prison for security offenses and was released past year .
    Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin

    Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin

    It added that while nearly 200,000 people had fled the area in recent days amid heavy airstrikes, thousands of civilians remained. On January 20, Turkey launches operation "Olive Branch" into Syria, aiming to oust the YPG militia from its enclave of Afrin.
    Footage of Eddie Jones talking about 'the scummy Irish' emerges

    Footage of Eddie Jones talking about 'the scummy Irish' emerges

    And Care is also culled at scrum half with Richard Wigglesworth the new half-back pairing with Farrell. The Bath fullback limped off with an Achilles problem and Jones said it was "not good".
  • Ukraine wins 16 medals at 2018 Paralympics in PyeongChang

    Ukraine wins 16 medals at 2018 Paralympics in PyeongChang

    The 28-year-old, a victor of five medals at the Games, including two golds, was chosen by a vote of fellow American athletes. Kiwi paralympic skier Adam Hall has won gold in the men's slalom to finish off New Zealand's Paralympic campaign on a high.
    Named the happiest country according to the UN

    Named the happiest country according to the UN

    Armenia ranks 129th out of 156 countries in the World Happiness Report 2018 by the United Nations (UN), News.am reports . Finland is the happiest country in the world, according to the latest World Happiness Report .
    Malcolm Butler says Patriots never gave him reason for Super Bowl benching

    Malcolm Butler says Patriots never gave him reason for Super Bowl benching

    Butler also spoke about the persistent rumblings of questionable off-field behavior or issues behind the scenes. Last offseason, the Patriots signed cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a five-year, $65 million deal.
  • Loyola wins another upset on another last-second game-winner

    Loyola wins another upset on another last-second game-winner

    She picked them to advance to the Sweet 16 in her personal bracket and told them in her pregame prayer they were destined to win. Their next game is Thursday night in Atlanta against ninth-seeded Kansas State or 16th-seeded Maryland-Baltimore County.
    Chung reaches quarter-finals at Indian Wells

    Chung reaches quarter-finals at Indian Wells

    On a day of swirling wind, Federer won 100% of his first serve points on his way to a 7-5, 6-4 win over Chardy. And ahead of their second career meeting, Federer compared Chung to one of his great rivals.
    Georgia hires former IN  coach Tom Crean to replace Mark Fox

    Georgia hires former IN coach Tom Crean to replace Mark Fox

    Crean also reportedly had discussions with Pittsburgh about its coaching vacancy. Fox was sacked Saturday after earning two NCAA tournament bids in nine seasons.


Popular

Nerve agent planted in luggage of Russian agent's daughter
Britain and its western allies are blaming Russian Federation , but Mr Logvinov questioned what possible motive Moscow could have. Responding, Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the accusations were " shocking and unforgivable ".

Cigna buys Express Scripts for $67B
RBC Capital Markets upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) on Wednesday, January 31 to "Outperform" rating. BidaskClub lowered Express Scripts from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th.

Police Will Be Out In Force St. Patrick's Day Weekend, DUI Checkpoints
Remember, it's not just about you! If you are driving, don't drink and if you are drinking don't drive. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.

Jose Mourinho slams Man United's 'lack of personality and desire'
He added: Scott played the worst match since he played in the first team. It is a relation to trust, it is a relation to class.

Amid walkout, Federal Bureau of Investigation official says errors were made with Parkland shooter
The long term takeaway might be how this terrible tragedy leaves a lasting imprint of positive change on the community. A chance to share the grief of their neighbors and friends and pray for those whose lives were forever changed.

Roger Federer Beats Hyeon Chung, Advances to 2018 Indian Wells Semifinals
The players dueled through eight deuces in an epic eighth game, with the Russian turning back six break points against her. If he wins at Indian Wells , he can even consider skipping past Miami just to give his body a well-deserved rest.

Jets to sign Teddy Bridgewater
He had ties to their new offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and they had more money than any of the top QB-needy teams. Holdovers Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty could be out of jobs once the overhaul is complete.

Trump Has Decided to Remove His National Security Adviser
McMaster could be the latest Trump official to step down even though the administration is denying such speculation. However, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pushed back on reports of McMaster's demise.

Alberta gov't not backing Edmonton's participation in 2026 Federation Internationale de Football Association bid
The North American 2026 World Cup bid committee have released the 23 cities available for hosting duties during the event. El Amrani believes both his country and continent are ready to host football's flagship event once again.

Happy end to RS poll drama in Gujarat
Mr Prakash had already declared that he will field at least 40 candidates in the Assembly polls to defeat the Congress candidates. Elections to the Rajya Sabha nearly looked unopposed on March 12 but the BJP fielded more candidates to force elections.