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‘Black Panther’ is box-office king for third straight week


‘Black Panther’ is box-office king for third straight week

"Black Panther" is king of the box office for the third straight weekend. The release from Marvel and Disney brought in $65.7 million domestically this weekend, easily outpacing new releases "Red Sparrow" and "Death Wish. "Black Panther" has now grossed $500 million domestically after three weeks of release. It's the third fastest film to reach the $500 million plateau.

Wakanda's reign shows no signs of waning. "Black Panther" is king of the box office for the third straight weekend. The release from Marvel and Disney brought in $65.7 million domestically this weekend, easily outpacing new releases "Red Sparrow" and "Death Wish," according to studio estimates Sunday.

“Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, has become a groundbreaking cinematic phenomenon, giving unprecedented representation for a film of its kind to Africans and African-Americans while winning over every corner of the culture. It should soon shoot past the billion-dollar mark worldwide. Wakanda’s king may finally be knocked from his box-office throne next weekend with the release of director Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” another Disney film that gives groundbreaking representation to African-Americans on both sides of the camera.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. Final three-day domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Black Panther,” $65.7 million.

2. “Red Sparrow,” $17 million.

3. “Death Wish,” $13 million.

4. “Game Night,” $10.7 million.

5. “Peter Rabbit,” $10 million.

6. “Annihilation,” $5.6 million.

7. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” $4.5 million.

8. “Fifty Shades Freed,” $3.3 million.

9. “The Greatest Showman,” $2.6 million.

10. “Every Day,” $1.5 million.

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