The phenomenon that is Black Panther keeps on keeping on. The film shattered box office expectation in its opening weekend, raking in over $202M in its first three days, before going on to have some of the largest first weekday earnings in cinematic history. Experts predicted a continued run of success headed into the film’s second weekend, one in which it would face scant competition in ticket sales, but even the grandest of predictions fell short of reality.
The film took in $28M of Friday, over $47M on Saturday and an estimated $31.5M yesterday to push it’s second weekend total over $112M. That second weekend total is nearly $30M more than Doctor Strange (a film that performed admirably for Marvel Studios and will likely get a sequel) took in over its opening weekend. The huge weekend put Black Panther at $404M for it’s 10-day run in the United States and over $700M worldwide with it yet to open in some markets. The second weekend total is the second highest of all time, falling quite a bit shy of the incredible $149M Star Wars: The Force Awakens took in back in 2015. At it’s current pace, the film is likely to pass by the LIFETIME totals of Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War and potentially even The Dark Knight Rises by this time next week as it continues its assault on the box office charts.
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