Ryan Coogler’s superhero epic “Black Panther” keeps defying expectations, dropping just 47% and now grossing an estimated $108 million in its second weekend. That’s the second best second weekend of all time, behind only “Star Wars: Force Awakens” ($149m) and ahead of “Jurassic World” ($106m).
The film has now raced past the $400 million mark in the U.S. in just 10 days. Overseas, it earned a further $83.8 million for an international tally of $304 million and global haul so far of $704 million.
Within the next few days it will pass the total domestic tallies of “Captain America: Civil War” ($408M) and “Iron Man 3” ($409M), should pass “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($459M) and has a serious shot of ultimately eclipsing “The Avengers” ($623M) which is the No. 1 superhero title of all time unadjusted for inflation.
Three new films hit with New Line’s R-rated comedy “Game Night” scoring not only strong reviews but a solid $16.6 million to nab second place. The critics loved Alex Garland’s sci-fi film “Annihilation,” but it disappointed on arrival with a mere $11 million and a poor C CinemaScore from audiences. Finally the young adult tale “Every Day” made $3.1 million in ninth place – not bad for a sub-$5 million budget film.
Source: Box-Office Mojo