The superhero film has grossed a spectacular 400 million dollars in North America through Sunday and is the highest grossing movie ever released in the month of February.
Black Panther also showed off its staying power, with only a 47 percent drop in its audience numbers for the second weekend.
I believe Black Panther will remain box office champion for a third straight week as it does face some competition including Jennifer Lawrence's new thriller Red Sparrow. All three of those movies would go to earn lifetime box office returns of over $650 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide (over $2 billion in the case of "The Force Awakens").
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The film stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Far behind in second place, Warner Bros.' dark comedy mystery film "Game Night" opened with an estimated USD16.6 million. Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, and Jesse Plemons also star in the movie, which was directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein based on a script from Mark Perez.
Paramount's new science fantasy horror "Annihilation" was off to a weak start, debuting in fourth place at only US$11 million. It brought in $108 million this weekend to also become the second biggest all-time movie for the mentioned period. Although Twitter activity has cooled since the movie's premiere last weekend, according to social media tracking firm RelishMix, tweets with "Black Panther" hashtags are still averaging about 352,000 a day.
"Fifty Shades Freed" took fifth place with $6.9 million.