A week before ‘Black Panther‘ was released, we knew it was going to perform well at the box office, but no one expected it would be performing THIS well.
For the fourth week straight, the Marvel superhero film was at the top of the box office. It made $41.1 million at the domestic box office, which was nearly $10 million more than the premiere of A Wrinkle in Time, which brought home just $33.3 million during its opening weekend.
In addition to the $41.1 million total here in the states, Black Panther opened in China and took home $66.5 million, which is a pretty solid opening. In total, the film has made over $500 million in the U.S., and over $1 billion worldwide.
“The massive box office haul only adds to the impressive set of records that the film has already shattered: the largest February debut of all time (beating Deadpool), the second largest Marvel debut (after The Avengers), and the highest grossing film by a black director.”
Will it be able to get five straight wins at the box office next weekend? It’s possible, but I have a feeling Tomb Raider will take the top spot. Black Panther’s total will probably fall to the $30 million mark or below, and I believe Tomb Raider will at least bring home $30 million.[mashshare]