'Black Panther' tops North American box office with $65.7M

Georgia Reed
March 7, 2018

"Black Panther" has posted an estimated $65.7 million in its third weekend, ranking it No. 3 among all third-frames in box office history.

Black Panther is now the second-highest grossing Marvel movie of all time at the domestic box office, surpassing Avengers: Age of Ultron this weekend at US$459 million and trailing only The Avengers at US$623.4 million.

From a worldwide standpoint, the film is getting ever closer to grossing over $1 billion around the world.

The Twentieth Century Fox thriller "Red Sparrow" flew low at the domestic box office over the weekend, collecting an estimated $17 million and becoming the third lackluster opening in a row for Jennifer Lawrence.

Coming in new at number 3 is the Bruce Willis vehicle Death Wish, a remake of the Michael Winner directed 1974 film. It feels as though Marvel's latest has done nothing but break box office records and pass milestones since it released just a few weeks ago.

Black Panther is also a hit overseas.

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The adult comedy "Game Night" was fourth with $10.7 million in this, its second weekend.

Black Panther has a worldwide gross of near $900 million: $897,705,037. "Peter Rabbit" continues to be a good draw for family audiences, adding $10 million to bring its worldwide total to $100 million to date. The film has just passed $20 million domestically.

Black Panther will finally get bigger competition this March with the releases of A Wrinkle in Time, Tomb Raider and Pacific Rim Uprising.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman both remain in the top ten during their eleventh weeks of release. Jumanji is approaching $400 million domestically while Showman is closing in on $165 million domestically.

It will go down as one of the highest grossing Marvel standalone films of all time.

This weekend, your top 12 films earned $136.9 million, compared to last year's $200 million, led by Logan's $88.4 million opening weekend.

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