The King did not disappoint. Disney/Marvel and Wakanda's favorite son delivered staggering box office numbers that utterly crushed the competition in its wake. Black Panther earned an estimated $202 million for its first weekend at the box office and just shy of a global tally of $400 million. The only other newcomer to the top ten was, Early Man which finished at 7th with a paltry $3.2 million. Early Man will likely fall out of the top ten by next weekend and quickly be forgotten.
Previous box office champ, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, is still hanging around and made a respectable $7.9 million good enough for the fourth spot. The film is now Sony's second highest grossing film of all time with an estimated $905 million worldwide. The Greatest Showman, like Jumanji, is still cruising in the top ten during its 9th weekend at the box office. The Hugh Jackman musical made an estimated $5 million and claimed the 6th spot. The film has made almost $350 million worldwide, and despite all odds, keeps on trucking.
Next weekend sees the wide release of Warner Brother's Game Night and Paramount Pictures Annihilation. Neither of them are expected to make much impact on T'Challa's second weekend at the box office.
- Black Panther $202 Million
- Peter Rabbit $17.5 Million
- Fifty Shades Freed $17.3 Million
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $7.9 Million
- The 15:17 to Paris $7.6 Million
- The Greatest Showman $5.0 Million
- Early Man $3.2 Million
- Maze Runner: The Death Cure $2.6 Million
- Winchester $2.2 Million
- The Post $1.99 Million
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