Black Panther reigns over the box office for fifth weekend with $27m

20 March, 2018, 04:32 | Author: Julian Swanson
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The film stars Nick Robinson in what would be a classic love story - except that it is the first romantic comedy from a mainstream studio to be told from a gay teen's perspective.

The comic-book adaptation "Black Panther" is No. 1 at the North American box office for a fifth weekend, earning an additional $27 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com said Sunday.

Globally, according to Forbes, "Black Panther" has made a whooping $1.182 billion, making the 14th highest grossing movie ever.

"Black Panther" is the year's biggest release by a long shot, having grossed $605 million domestically and $1.18 million worldwide.

Disney's second weekend of time-travel adventure "A Wrinkle in Time" followed in fourth with $16.6 million at 3,980 locations, lifting its 10-day total to $61.1 million. The Alicia Vikander-starring reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise finished solidly in second place with and opening weekend tally of $23.5 million. Before "Avatar", the last film to do it was 1999′s "The Sixth Sense".

Last but not least this weekend is "I Can Only Imagine", bringing in a better-than-expected $17 million in its first week out.

And breakout stars Letitia Wright (Princess Shuri) and Winston Duke (M'Baku) have made quite the splash since the film opened in February. The film, which co-stars Dennis Quaid and Cloris Leachman, cost only $7 million to make.

Aviron's second weekend of horror sequel "Strangers: Prey at Night" finished eighth with $4.8 million at 2,464 venues.

Peter Rabbit crossed $100 million domestically after six weeks of release while Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finally dropped out of the top ten.

Avatar managed to rule the box office charts for seven consecutive weekends upon its release - and it's not totally inconceivable that Black Panther could match, or even surpass, that milestone if a strong interest in the film continues.

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