Black Panther Pulls In Another Strong Weekend With Revenue At $108 Million

Black Panther Pulls In Another Strong Weekend With Revenue At $108 Million

Marvel's latest enjoyed the second-largest second weekend takings of all time ($108m), and became only the fourth film to ever make more than $100m at the USA box office across its second week.

The box office news comes days after director Ryan Coogler wrote an open letter to moviegoers and fans, thanking them for their support of his film. Only three other films in history have grossed over $100 million at the box office in its second week: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World ($106.5m) and The Avengers ($103 million). That's one of the smallest declines ever for a superhero title, as well as one of the smallest for a film launching north of $200 million (the bigger the opening, the bigger the drop in many instances). The image, posted to Park's Twitter account, is reminiscent of a classic Black Panther look, with a long flowing cape, and a high, Doctor Strange-esque collar to go along with it. The superhero movie made $108 million during its second week at the U.S. and Canadian box office, with a further $83.8 million coming from worldwide markets this weekend.

Black Panther will shortly become the third highest-grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it makes the further $9 million plus change needed to pass Captain America: Civil War ($408m) and Iron Man 3 ($409m).

Black Panther earned $28.9 million on Friday from 4,020 theaters to jump the $300 million mark domestically.

Starring alongside the likes of Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Daniel Kaluuya, Boseman plays the titular superhero also known as T'Challa, king and protector of Wakanda, a technologically advanced, affluent, never-colonised utopia in Africa. The film stars Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams as a couple who sees their weekly game night taken over by a murder mystery that might be more fact than it is playful fiction.

Rounding out the top 10 films of the weekend were "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" ($5.6 million), "The 15:17 to Paris" ($3.6 million), "The Greatest Showman" ($3.4 million), "Every Day" ($3.1 million) and "MET Opera: La Boheme" ($1.8 million).

"Peter Rabbit" lands in third place with $12.5 million.

Annihilation and Fifty Shades Freed round out the top five.