Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
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'Black Panther' Is The 10th Highest Grossing US Film Of All, Time

'Black Panther' Is The 10th Highest Grossing US Film Of All, Time

When it comes to comic book adaptations alone, Black Panther has become the third highest grossing superhero movie of all-time in the domestic box office and looks ready to take the spot of The Dark Knight (2008) by the end of the week. There was talk it would be held again after the recent Parkland school shooting, but with things as they are, will there ever be a good time to release a film like this?

The worldwide smash hit brought in $65.7 million during its third weekend and became only the third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers to be number one for its first three weeks of release.

Death Wish, a remake of the Y 1974 revenge thriller, opened to an estimated $13-M from 2,847 locations, and took 3rd place.

Meanwhile, Oscar nominated movies The Shape of Water and Call Me By Your Name both enjoyed box office spikes in theatres ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday (04Mar18). He said having an inclusive cast for the movie also brings in new customers.

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

As reported by Deadline, Black Panther earned an awesome $65.7 million in its third weekend in North America.

Two new titles opened with moderate results that might have been higher without a must-see title like Black Panther in multiplexes. And hopping in at fifth place was "Peter Rabbit", with a $10 million weekend.

Black Panther will finally get bigger competition this March with the releases of A Wrinkle in Time, Tomb Raider and Pacific Rim Uprising. It earned $4.5 million (again down just 20%) and creeps closer to $400 million with $393.2 million. "Lady Bird" (A24) followed with $48.3 million.

The superhero film could even pass The Avengers, which made $623m domestically in 2012 and is the highest-grossing Marvel film 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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