Black Panther Continues To Dominate Box Office, Earns $700 Million Globally In Week Two
Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther continued its box office domination this weekend, becoming only the fourth film to ever deliver over $100 million in its second weekend.
The Marvel’s superhero flick 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.
It also 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.”
“Black Panther” has also crossed the $700 million mark globally in just two weekends of release and will cross $400 million domestically before Monday, its 10th day of release.
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.
Overall, “Black Panther” showed strong staying power losing only 47% of its domestic audience from its record-breaking opening weekend.
That’s less of a drop than other films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe like “Captain America: Civil War” and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which saw its second weekend totals drop closer to 60%, according to comScore.
Black Panther also continues to surge internationally where it has now brought in $304 million thanks to an estimated $83.8 million this weekend from 55 markets, pushing the film’s worldwide total over $700 million, placing tenth within the MCU.
The weekend’s new releases included Russia ($2.6m), where the film only opened in IMAX and Deluxe theaters so far and will go wide on Monday, and Vietnam ($2.5m).
The UK remains the film’s top overseas market, bringing in an estimated $41.2 million so far.
Black Panther has yet to open in Japan where it will debut next weekend, followed by a March 9 opening in China.