Box Office Report: ‘Black Panther’ Reigns Supreme at the Box Office

Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther easily retained its hold on the top spot at the box office during the film’s second weekend in theatrical release. The critically acclaimed, record-breaking action drama starring Chadwick Boseman brought in $108 million domestically over weekend #2, moving into second place on the all-time box office chart for second weekends behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And according to Box Office Mojo, Black Panther has moved onto the top 30 domestic releases of all-time chart, an amazing feat given the film has only been playing in theaters for 10 days.

Meanwhile, the weekend’s new theatrical releases had to settle for second, fourth, and ninth positions on the Top 10 list. Decent comedies have been few and far between, and the R-rated Game Night fit the bill for moviegoers looking for a fun time in theaters. Audiences weren’t as thrilled with the sci-fi action film Annihilation as critics, with ticket buyers giving it a C score on Cinemascore while critics judged it to be 87% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Finishing in ninth, the romantic drama Every Day split the few critics who weighed in on the drama on Rotten Tomatoes. Every Day‘s resting at 50% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, however moviegoers awarded it a B+ on Cinemascore.

Next weekend’s competition will come from the thriller Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence and the action movie Death Wish with Bruce Willis.

Box Office Top 10: February 23-25, 2018

  1. Black Panther – $108,046,000
  2. Game Night – $16,600,000
  3. Peter Rabbit – $12,545,000
  4. Annihilation – $11,000,000
  5. Fifty Shades Freed – $6,915,000
  6. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $5,650,000
  7. The 15:17 to Paris – $3,600,000
  8. The Greatest Showman – $3,400,000
  9. Every Day – $3,103,996
  10. Early Man – $1,700,000

The Black Panther Plot: Black Panther follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

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T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in a scene from ‘Black Panther’ (Photo: Matt Kennedy © Marvel Studios 2018)