Also worth noting, per Buzzfeed, Black Panther earned the second best weekend at the domestic office ever (The Force Awakens is no. 1). It also delivered the second largest second weekend of all-time only behind 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Surpassing Marvel's Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, Black Panther has earned the title of Marvel's 10th highest grossing film.
"In some ways, what "Black Panther" represents is the culmination of all these different elements of African-American storytelling on a mainstream scale reaching that sort of level", Kohn said on IndieWire's Screen Talk podcast.
Bock said he hoped all discussion regarding skin color and box office performance had been put to an end by "Black Panther", giving way to a new era of inclusiveness. Then again, that number pales to the $26, 877 theater average that "Black Panther" had, but it is still something of a silver lining for the sci-fi horror film starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson. Overseas, Game Night launched to $5.2 million from 22 markets for a global bow of $22.2 million. The comedy, which received a B+ CinemaScore, skewed notably older, with only 14 percent of ticketbuyers age 25 and younger.
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Imax, which is playing "Black Panther" in more than 60 countries, said people are paying to see the film a few times, a quality that the biggest of the big movies share.
Coming in at No. 2 is "Game Night" with $16.6 million, followed by "Peter Rabbit" at No. 3 with $12.5 million, "Annihilation" at No. 4 with $11 million and "Fifty Shades Freed" at No. 5 with $6.9 million.
YA film adaptation Every Day, directed by Michael Sucsy and the first release from MGM's relaunched Orion Pictures, placed No. 9 with $3 million from 1,625 cinemas. Updated with revised grosses.