Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Health Care | By Belinda Paul

Marvel's 'Black Panther' On Track To Pass $900 Million Worldwide

Marvel's 'Black Panther' On Track To Pass $900 Million Worldwide

This weekend, Marvel Studio's blockbuster, Black Panther, made another $65m.

It also became the third fastest film to reach $500 million domestically.

"Black Panther" has now crossed the half-billion dollar mark in North America, ranking in the top 10 highest grossing domestic releases ever.

Black Panther was again number one this weekend despite new films from Jennifer Lawrence (Red Sparrow) and Bruce Willis (Death Wish).

Turning towards the worldwide box office, the critically acclaimed offering from director Ryan Coogler has already earned more than $900 million.

Worldwide markets are also rocking for Panther with this weekend contributing an estimated $56.2M pushing the overseas cume to $396.6M and the global haul to $897.7M. The breakdown is $501.1M in North America and $396.6M at the worldwide box office.

Marking the 18th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero, a.k.a. T'Challa, who rules and protects the secretive, technologically advanced nation of Wakanda.

The movie which was Marvel's first film directed by an African-American has raked in an estimated $192 million in North America alone, this weekend. This movie also won't open in China, and will open in far fewer global markets, so it's possible that the global grosses won't be much of a factor, in terms of the movie's worldwide box office performance. The film cost roughly $69 million (including Lawrence's estimated $15-20 million salary) to make and now has a 51 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With this, Panther has now surpassed Finding Dory ($486.2 million) for tenth place on the all-time domestic charts. But "Death Wish" is in a better position to turn a profit, as it is the cheaper of this weekend's releases with a $30 million budget.

Speaking of dust-collecting duds, MGM finally dumped its Death Wish remake onto 2,847 screens this weekend -two weeks after the Parkland school shooting, no less- where it collected a boring $13 million.

Rounding out the top five in its fourth weekend is Sony's family pic Peter Rabbit with an estimated $10 million from 3,607 screens.

Paramount's second weekend of Annihilation finished in sixth with US$5.7 million at 2,112 venues, followed by Sony's 11th weekend of its sturdy action comedy Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with US$4.5 million at 2,313 sites.

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