HOLLYWOOD—The Marvel comic book flick “Black Panther” broke all types of box-office records last weekend. I mean it was mere millions from having the largest opening for a movie ever, (that title still belongs to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), but its holds the second highest opening. “Black Panther” stayed on top as expected, adding another $108 million to its tally.
In less than 10 days the flick has already earned over $400 million at the domestic box-office. If you combine both its domestic and international receipts, the film has amounted over $700 million. Yes, very impressive and I’m certain the flick will hit the $1 billion mark globally and will likely earn over $600 million before its run in theaters ends.
Second place was reserved for the raunchy comedy “Game Night” which earned a modest $16.6 million. The film stars Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman. The film revolves around a couple whose idea of ‘game night’ reaches new heights when death is introduced into the mix. Falling to third place is the live-action animated flick “Peter Rabbit” with another $12.5 million. In just 3 weeks, the film has earned over $70 million at the domestic box-office. The Natalie Portman thriller “Annihilation” found a way to attract audiences with a decent $11 million haul. I’d say that’s not bad for a flick that hasn’t gotten much publicity in my opinion.
Rounding out the top five was the steamy thriller “Fifty Shades Freed,” which added $7 million to its total. Hmm, the flick might just barely cross the $100 million mark before ending its run in theaters. Next week sees the release of the Jennifer Lawrence spy-thriller “Red Sparrow.” Also battling for moviegoer’s money will be the remake of the Charles Bronson classic “Death Wish,” this time with Bruce Willis playing vigilante.