Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Marks $108-M in its 2nd Frame
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Ryan Coogler’s Superhero pic Black Panther defying expectations in its 2nd frame, grossing an estimated $108-M from 4,020 theaters.
The Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel title reached the $400-M mark domestically in only 10 days after dropping just 47% in its 2nd weekend at the box office.
Now, thanks to Black Panther, domestic YTD revenue is now up 12.5% over the same period in Y 2017 according to comScore.
Among the new films:
New Line’s R-rated comedy Game Night, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, fared best at the box office. The movie opened to a solid $16.6-M from 3,488 locations, earning the # 2 spot for the weekend.
Alex Garland’s sci-fi pic Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman opposite Oscar Isaac, opened to a muted $11-M from 2,012 theaters. The movie, which earned strong reviews made headlines late last year when Paramount a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) and Skydance, partners on the movie, sold off international rights to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).
Annihilation came in fourth behind Sony (NYSE:SNE) holdover Peter Rabbit, which took in $12.5 million in its 3rd weekend for a domestic total of $71.2-M.
Annihilation skewed male (56%), while Game Night played to females (56%).
YA film adaptation Every Day, directed by Michael Sucsy, placed #9 with $3.1-M from 1,625 cinemas. Orion insiders say that’s a win, considering the film cost under $5-M to produce.
Among holdovers, Universal, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)’s Fifty Shades Freed rounded out the Top 5 domestically with $6.9-M as it passed the $300-M mark globally, including $89.6-M in North America and $230.8-M internationally for a total $320.4-M.
Have some fun, see a movie this week.