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Box Office: Black Panther Claws past Deadpool and Climbs to $700M Worldwide

Box Office report for the week ending February 23.

In its second weekend, Black Panther is proving to be one of Marvel Studio’s most successful superhero movies to date. The Ryan Coogler’s directed comic book movie brought in $108 million, boosting its domestic box office to $400 million and its worldwide box office to $700 million. That’s an astounding amount considering how it obliterated Marvel’s other February-released superhero picture of Deadpool in 2016, which had itself set a record at the time. Considering the beefy take on its second weekend, it’s safe to say Black Panther will be prowling around the top 10 for many, many weeks.

With a large slice of the pie being served up to Black Panther, there wasn’t much for the new films to take. Game Night, a dark comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, came in at #2, but only grossed $16.6 million. Alex Garland’s new sci-fi film Annihilation faired even less with a gross of $11 million, coming in at #4 for the weekend. And even further down the list is the new teen romance picture Every Day, bringing in a small gross of $3.1 million.

Many financially successful are still sticking around. The CGI/live-action kids movie Peter Rabbit only took a 28% dip from last weekend, grossing $12.5 million for a total of $71 million domestic. Fifty Shades Freed, the third in the erotic Fifty Shades film series, took a steeper decline of 60% for a gross of $6.9 million but still has a handsome domestic total $89.5 million. And Jumanji is hanging on to that top 10 with all its might, bringing in another $5.6 million and having a real shot at cracking $400 million domestic.

Read the full results below:

Black Panther ($108,046,000)
Game Night ($16,600,000)
Peter Rabbit ($12,545,000)
Annihilation ($11,000,000)
Fifty Shades Freed ($6,915,000)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($5,650,000)
The 15:17 to Paris ($3,600,000)
The Greatest Showman ($3,400,000)
Every Day ($3,103,996)
Early Man ($1,700,000)

Next weekend’s forecast is looking like the Black Panther storm is not going to let up. New releases will include the remake of Death Wish, directed by Eli Roth and starring Bruce Willis, as well as the Jennifer Lawrence starring Russian thriller, Red Sparrow. Since both films are being released in under 3,000 theaters, don’t expect them to dethrone Black Panther as king of the box office weekend.


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