'Black Panther' continues record-setting box office dominance

Black Panther

'Game Night' Wins $1M In Previews, 'Annihilation' Takes $900K – Thursday Night Box Office

Black Panther has crossed 700 million dollars at the worldwide box office. It is only the fourth film in history to bring in over $100 million during its second weekend.

The story in the film shows how Black Panther T'Challa returns home asking of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a long-time adversary, in a conflict with global consequences.

Black Panther has found love among critics too.

Last week "Black Panther" opened in nearly every market worldwide and everyone went insane, leading to box office records and people to embrace the Wakanda craze.

In the film, Chadwick Boseman stars as T'Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. Then again, that number pales to the $26, 877 theater average that "Black Panther" had, but it is still something of a silver lining for the sci-fi horror film starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson. The film will experience no less than fireworks as the previous Marvel movies box office collection like Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 opened to great response at the Chinese box office.

Its four-day total also crushes the 2016 President's Day record of $152.1 million set by Fox's "Deadpool", while its three-day opening breaks the highest mark for February and the best for an African American director.

Annihilation skewed male (56 percent), while Game Night played to females (56 percent). Orion insiders say that's a win, considering the film cost under $5 million to produce.

Among holdovers, Universal's Fifty Shades Freed rounded out the top five domestically with $7 million as it whipped past the $300 million mark globally, including $89.6 million in North America and $230.8 million internationally for a $320.4 million cume.

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