February 26, 2018
Black Panther Still Wearing Box Office Crown5 min read
“Black Panther” is still wearing the box office crown in its second weekend. The Disney and Marvel Studios film was the number one film in the U.S. for the second weekend in a row bringing in an estimated $108 million at the box office.
“Black Panther” becomes only the fourth film ever to cross $100 million in its second weekend, joining “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Avengers.” It is the second highest second weekend for a film behind only “Force Awakens.”
“Black Panther” has also crossed the $700 million mark globally in just two weekends of release and will crossed $400 million domestically on Sunday, its 10th day of release. The film has yet to open in China or Japan.
After its second weekend domestically, the film, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, is already the fifth highest grossing Marvel Studios film and will likely pass “Captain America: Civil War” and “Iron Man 3” to take the number three spot in the coming days.
The record opening and a strong second weekend stands as a watershed moment for Hollywood. With “Black Panther” shattering expectations and records, the film’s success could impact change in Hollywood by encouraging more diverse casts, crews, and stories.