LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Disney’s Black Panther sunk its claws into the highest spot as soon as once more this weekend on the North American field workplace, taking an estimated US$108 million (S$142 million), trade estimates confirmed on Sunday (Feb 25).
Following a record-shattering opening weekend – raking in US$242.2 million – the frenzy to see the 18th entry within the Marvel Cinematic Universe continued, bringing whole earnings to an astronomical US$400 million in simply 10 days, in keeping with tracker Exhibitor Relations.
Its global take is now greater than US$700 million.
The movie has but to open in China or Japan.
It is barely the fourth film ever to make greater than US$100 million in its second weekend, becoming a member of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Marvel’s The Avengers, in keeping with Disney, which owns Marvel Studios.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther options an nearly fully black forged led by Chadwick Boseman as the primary non-white superhero to get his personal standalone film within the franchise.
Starring alongside the likes of Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Daniel Kaluuya, Boseman performs the titular superhero also called T’Challa, king and protector of Wakanda, a technologically superior, prosperous, never-colonised utopia in Africa.
In at an anything-but-close second place was newly-released darkish comedy Game Night, with US$16.6 million.
Featuring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, the movie follows a bunch of buddies whose game night time descends right into a homicide thriller.
Dropping one place into third was Peter Rabbit, primarily based on Beatrix Potter’s basic kids’s guide. Sony’s family-friendly providing introduced in US$12.5 million in its third week in theaters.
Paramount’s new science fantasy horror Annihilation was off to a weak begin, debuting in fourth place at solely US$11 million.
Starring Natalie Portman, the movie – primarily based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer – tells the story of a crew of army scientists who go right into a quarantined zone generally known as “The Shimmer.”
Finally, in at fifth was Fifty Shades Freed – the final movie within the trilogy primarily based on the wildly profitable novels by EL James – with takings of US$6.9 million.
Rounding out the highest 10 had been: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (US$5.65 million) The 15:17 to Paris (US$three.6 million) The Greatest Showman (US$three.four million) Every Day (US$three million) Early Man (US$1.7 million).