Black Panther continues to dominate the box office. The superhero movie made $108 million during its second week at the US and Canadian box office, with a further $83.8 million coming from international markets this weekend. So far, the movie has made $704 million in total globally ($400 million domestically and $304 million internationally) since its release earlier this month.
Black Panther becomes just the fourth movie in history to make more than $100 million in its second weekend, the others being Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($149.2 million), Jurassic World ($106.6 million), and The Avengers ($103 million).
Movies typically see a massive dropoff in box office results from the first week to the second, but Black Panther’s US haul only dropped 47 percent from the $218 million it made during its opening weekend. That figure represented a record for a February release. This weekend, the Ryan Coogler-directed movie bested three other notable newcomers–Game Night, Annihilation, and Every Day.
What probably helped Black Panther succeed in its second week was its pretty much perfect A-Plus Cinemascore rating. This is derived from audience reviews, so a second week of strong results was probably fuelled by positive word of mouth.
“Black Panther is a top tier Marvel movie with all the humor, style, action, passion, and fun that the MCU has come to embody,” GameSpot’s Michael Rougeau said in his review. “Black Panther is a cultural event that’s going to be hard for Marvel to top, no matter how many worlds Thanos conquers later this year in Infinity War.”
Below you can see the full US/Canadian box office report for the February 23-25 weekend, as compiled by Entertainment Weekly.
- Black Panther — $108 million
- Game Night — $16.6 million
- Peter Rabbit — $12.5 million
- Annihilation — $11 million
- Fifty Shades Freed — $6.9 million
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — $5.7 million
- The 15:17 to Paris — $3.6 million
- The Greatest Showman — $3.4 million
- Every Day — $3.1 million
- Met Opera: La Boheme — $1.9 million