Tuesday Morning Box Office Report: Black Panther Claims Fifth-Highest Debut Ever

boxofficeblackpanther

Black Panther completely obliterated expectations over the weekend with one of the biggest opening weekends of all time, continuing Marvel’s dominance and proving a strong audience appetite for diverse blockbusters. The movie earned an incredible $201.7 million over three days with a total of $235 million domestically for the four-day long weekend. That’s the biggest opening ever in February, completely shredding Deadpool‘s previous record of $132 / $152 million over President’s Day weekend in 2016, and it is also the fifth highest debut of all time, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Avengers and Jurassic World. Not bad for a character that was once a lesser known player in the Marvel universe. Elsewhere Peter Rabbit remained in second place, while Fifty Shades Freed fell to third. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The 15:17 to Paris rounded out the top 5. The weekend’s other new releases, Early Man and Samson, were major disappointments, earning just $3.1 million and $1.9 million respectively.

1. Black Panther — $201M
2. Peter Rabbit — $17.6M
3. Fifty Shades Freed — $17.3M
4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — $7.9M
5. The 15:17 to Paris — $7.6M
6. The Greatest Showman — $5M
7. Early Man — $3.1M
8. Maze Runner: The Death Cure — $2.6M
9. Winchester — $2.1M
10. The Post — $2M

Around the Web: