Movies from Jennifer Lawrence and Bruce Willis were no match for Disney and Marvel's Black Panther, which amassed another $65.7 million in its third outing to leap past the $500 million mark in North America and earn almost $900 million worldwide. It's the third best third weekend of all time behind the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar with $90.2 million and $68.5 million respectively.
Jimmy Kimmel, who is hosting the Academy Awards 2018, joked about Black Panther's massive box office success saying that they were all present at the show to celebrate the movies that have already been crushed at the box office by the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Black Panther.
Black Panther is the harbinger for the biggest MCU film yet, Avengers: Infinity War that will hit theatres on April 27. Universal Pictures' erotic series Fifty Shades Freed is in second-place this year with $95.6 million.
21st Century Fox's Red Sparrow earned an estimated $17 million, missing the $19 million forecast of BoxOfficePro.
According to Disney, the movie is estimated to bring in $218 million domestically. "Peter Rabbit" was directed by Will Gluck, the film features the voice talents of Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne, James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sam Neill. "Black Panther" has left audience members seeing the film a few times and begging for more content of these new heroes.
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As per a report in E!News, his wife Molly McNearney and cousin, Sal are assisting him in writing down the jokes for the big night. Sally Hawkins is the main actress of the film while Richard Jenkins as Giles and Octavia Spencer as Zelda play her friends.
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With Panther continuing its dominance, this week's new releases fought an uphill battle for ticket sales.
It stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina-turned-super-spy, and it actually did better worldwide, earning $26.5 million for a global $43.5 million haul. The film received decent reviews from critics and it has been a while since Bruce Willis has had a film opened in the top five.
New Line comedy Game Night placed fourth with an estimated $10.7-M for a domestic total of $33.5-M. The opening actually matches the total for last year's mother! which also starred Lawrence, so it's got that going for it. Soaring past the $400 million mark in just 10 days, it seemed poised to be one of the biggest movies of all-time (not just superhero or Marvel).
Paramount's sci-fi thriller Annihilation took a plunge in its second weekend, taking in $1.5 million Friday on its way to $5 million for the weekend, down 55% from its opening weekend.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman both remain in the top ten during their eleventh weeks of release. Jumanji is approaching $400 million domestically while Showman is closing in on $165 million domestically.