In the film, Chadwick Boseman stars as T'Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
After earning $201.8 million domestically between the Friday and Sunday that it opened and $404 million worldwide by the Monday, the superhero movie went on to break a number of records.
Only in its second weekend, Marvel's Black Panther is well on its way to hitting a gross of $1 billion after putting $704 million on the boards within its 12 days of running in theaters across the globe. The former record holder, Thor, fell 47% while The Avengers fell 50%. Only three other films in history have grossed over $100 million at the box office in its second week: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World ($106.5m) and The Avengers ($103 million).
Forbes notes that the film now has a total worldwide haul of $704 million, of which $400 million comes from the United States, so it's on its way to hitting the $1 billion mark (especially given the film has yet to open in Japan and China).
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Given that he has ignored two warning and continued to display the ribbon, the proud Catalonian is expected to do so. City's manager has been wearing the ribbon since December in support of imprisoned politicians and activists.
Among a trio of new films, New Line's R-rated comedy Game Night, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, fared the best. The cast also includes Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris and Kylie Bunbury. The film still has much more to make as it will premiere in the Japanese market on March 1st before heading to China on March 9th.
The critically acclaimed sci-fi feature from Alex Garland ("Ex Machina") "Annihilation" opened to $11 million. Ryan also happens to be the director of the American superhero venture.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($5.7 million), The 15:17 to Paris ($3.6 million), The Greatest Showman ($3.4 million) and Early Man ($1.7 million) round out the top ten. Orion insiders say that's a win, considering the film cost under $5 million to produce. Updated with revised grosses.