This weekend, Marvel Studio's blockbuster, Black Panther, made another $65m. With how it's holding, Black Panther should become just the seventh film in history to break $600 million at the US box office.
Last weeks highest new film Game Night falls from its debut of number 2 to number 4 on its second weekend on the box office. Disney-Marvel's Black Panther raked in another impressive $65.7 million at the US box office in its third weekend.
Black Panther has now grossed $500 million domestically after three weeks of release, making it the third fastest film to reach the mark. Jennifer Lawrence's Red Sparrow and the remake Death Wish featuring Willis placed second and third.
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That total puts Black Panther past Finding Dory, which was previously the tenth highest-grossing domestic film of all-time with $486.2 million.
"Black Panther" will continue to write a place in the record books as each week in release passes. The latest Marvel superhero flick raked in an estimated $65.7 million, which is the third-biggest third weekend of all time, behind "Avatar" ($69 million in 2010) and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($90 million in 2016).
At the specialty box office, select movies competing in the Oscar race that are still in theaters benefited from a last-minute boost of interest before Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony. I don't expect it to hang around very long, but it only cost MGM $30 million to make, so add in some foreign box office and they should have a victor in the end. "Death Wish" was directed by Eli Roth, the film stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Elisabeth Shue. But "Death Wish" is in a better position to turn a profit, as it is the cheaper of this weekend's releases with a $30 million budget. "Peter Rabbit" slipped from No. 3 to No. 5 with an estimated $10 million, down just 21.6% from last week. "Peter Rabbit" continues to be a good draw for family audiences, adding $10 million to bring its worldwide total to $100 million to date. "Lady Bird" (A24) followed with $48.3 million. Annihilation came in sixth with $5.7 million. It earned $4.5 million (again down just 20%) and creeps closer to $400 million with $393.2 million.