Black Panther Continues To Dominate At The Box Office

Double Take: Marvel/Disney's 'Black Panther'

As if the technologically advanced, vibranium-rich country of Wakanda needed any more gold for its coffers, Black Panther is now looking more likely to cross the magical $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

When it comes to comic book adaptations alone, Black Panther has become the third highest grossing superhero movie of all-time in the domestic box office and looks ready to take the spot of The Dark Knight (2008) by the end of the week. Disney-Marvel's Black Panther raked in another impressive $65.7 million at the USA box office in its third weekend.

Marvel Cinematic Universe's most recent release Black Panther is at the top of the box office in its third week.

Alighting in second place this weekend is Fox's R-rated espionage thriller Red Sparrow - starring Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina turned deadly spy - with an estimated $17 million from 3,056 theaters.

The first blockbuster with a black superhero in the leading role, Black Panther has become a symbol for promoting diversity in the movie industry.

Marvel's film continues to beat down new releases that came out this week. With a jam-packed frame next weekend with four new movies debuting in wide release, the streak of Disney movies will likely continue with Black Panther perhaps ceding the box office throne to A Wrinkle in Time. The ensemble cast also includes Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, and Letitia Wright. That breaks down to $428.7 million domestically and $334.6 million internationally.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.

Death Wish, a remake of the Y 1974 revenge thriller, opened to an estimated $13-M from 2,847 locations, and took 3rd place.

It is also the studio's 18th straight number one opening.

Panther watched its domestic cume crush the half-billion mark after only 17 days of release as the total soared to a stunning $501.1M. "Lady Bird" (A24) followed with $48.3 million. The Post crossed $80 million domestically while Phantom Thread reached $20 million.

Also, Sony Pictures Classics opens the Israeli film Foxtrot, which is up for best foreign-language feature, in select cinemas timed to the Oscars. But none of these prestige-minded movies was widely embraced by mainstream ticket buyers - as when the 2011 best picture nominee "Black Swan" collected about $120 million, after adjusting for inflation; or Mr. Spielberg's "Lincoln" reached almost $200 million in 2013.

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