'Black Panther' Passes $700 Million Globally, On Pace To Top 'The Avengers'

Oscar Cross
March 2, 2018

Directed by Ryan Coogler, "Black Panther" features an nearly entirely black cast led by Chadwick Boseman as the first non-white superhero to get his own standalone movie in the franchise. It opens in Russian Federation on Monday, followed by Japan next weekend and China on March 9. It also delivered the second largest second weekend of all-time only behind 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Black Panther was the number one film in the USA for the second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $108 million at the box office.

One of the most talked about Hollywood ventures Black Panther has proved to be a money spinner at the India box office.

Black Panther is still lit at the box office. The superhero movie made $108 million during its second week at the USA and Canadian box office, with a further $83.8 million coming from global markets this weekend.

Black Panther has already crossed the $700 million mark globally after just two weeks in theaters. Compare that to other Marvel movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron, with a drop around 60 percent, and it's clear that Black Panther isn't going to stop busting up expectations anytime soon.

Till then, Black Panther is likely to continue its reign at the box office.


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($5.7 million), The 15:17 to Paris ($3.6 million), The Greatest Showman ($3.4 million) and Early Man ($1.7 million) round out the top ten. Chadwick Boseman looks effortlessly cool as the titular Black Panther. It follows a group of friends whose game night turns into a murder mystery.

Among a trio of new films, New Line's R-rated comedy Game Night, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, fared the best.

In third place was the animated holdover, Peter Rabbit, which totaled $13 million.

Paramount's science fiction horror film "Annihilation" opened in fourth place with an estimated USD11 million.

Finally, in at fifth was "Fifty Shades Freed" - the last film in the trilogy based on the wildly successful novels by EL James - with takings of US$6.9 million.

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