"Black Panther" remains Number 1 for 5 Straight Weeks

20 March, 2018, 03:16 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
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As reported by Deadline, Black Panther is number one for the fifth week in a row earning an impressive $27 million this weekend.

With a total of $605 million, the film will pass the $623 million made by "The Avengers" sometime this week, making it the top superhero movie on the domestic charts. Avatar - which also just so happened to be the highest-grossing movie of all time. Prior to that, the last five-time champ was The Sixth Sense in 1999.

Black Panther will also be passing Iron Man 3 at the worldwide box office ($1,214.8 billion).

For more on Black Panther, read our thoughts on how Black Panther helped Marvel discover its musical identity, read up on two scenes cut from Black Panther, and check out our Black Panther spoilercast below if you've seen the movie.

Internationally, the remake earned an estimated $84.5 million, bringing its global total to an estimated $102.5 million.

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It would be fascinating to experience whether Tomb Raider of Alicia Vikander will boot out Black Panther, the superhero sensation or not.

Jeff Goldstein, distribution chief for Warner Bros., said "Tomb Raider" came close to studio expectations in North America but that worldwide ticket sales were a primary focus. Tomb Raider is basically a reboot of early 2000s film franchise, which was accentuated by the well-known Angelina Jolie.

Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions' release of the Erwin Brothers faith-based family drama I Can Only Imagine opened in third place with $17.1 million, for a per-screen average of $10,475 from 1,629 locations in North America. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

The biopic is about MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard who wrote one of the most popular songs in Christian music.

If there's an actual disappointment among the openers, it's the gay teen movie Love, Simon, which debuted in fifth place with only $11.5 million.

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