‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘Tomb Raider’ / Earns 5th Straight Week At #1

Published: Sunday 18th Mar 2018 by Sam

‘Black Panther’ shows no signs of letting up its grip at the box office.

The Marvel movie has enthralled audiences the world over since its arrival last month and its dominance has been unparalleled. Especially in the US, where this week it extends its reign despite stiff competition from Lara Croft.

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With another $27 million accrued this week, the Chadwick Boseman led epic retained the #1 spot – besting ‘Tomb Raider’s $23.5 million opening.

In doing so, ‘Panther’ becomes the first film to since ‘Avatar’ in 2009 occupy pole position for five consecutive weeks.

Additionally, having hit the $1 billion mark globally, the movie now stands the seventh to generate over $600 million at the US box office. It’s the second-fastest film to achieve said feat and is only bested by ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

And it looks like more slayage is around the corner.

For, ‘Panther’s paws are in reaching distance of a major record attached to ‘The Avengers.’ Because, with $623 million earned at the North American box office, that flick serves as the as top-grossing superhero film of all time.

But with ‘Panther’s momentum still at full speed, the passing of the baton looks to be more a case “when” rather than “if.”

Wakanda Forever!

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  1. BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN March 18, 2018

    I think at this point we can expect for it to hit 2 billion soon.

    • MusicLovah March 19, 2018

      Hi BiggestAFan… unfortunately it will not see 2billion. It needs that oversea support (specifically China) and unfortunately that is not happening. It would need like 500 million more from international sales..and that is not happening :-(. BUt it did great to muster400million plus.

      • Retribution March 20, 2018

        It’s actually close to 600+ million overseas.

  2. Harvey nostein March 18, 2018

    Ok Hollywood. It’s time to pay black actors and actresses ma more. This is what the people want to see. The numbers show it.

  3. Danzou is back! March 18, 2018

    But all the money goes to Stan Lee… Just saying.

    • Jasmine March 18, 2018

      Oh I’m glad they finally were able to hook your hut up to electricity. Did you get running water this time or nah? Or are you back to using the local library internet?

      • Danzou is back! March 18, 2018

        Oh miss Lee I’m glad they finally were able to hook your Mom up with some different men seeing that she went through her whole village in Asia.

  4. Jacob March 18, 2018

    Now what can we do for taraji new movie Acrimony

    • MusicLovah March 19, 2018

      hmmm.. i don’t like the movies she has been dropping. IMHO, just not quality stuff

  5. March 19, 2018

    Congratz.

  6. MusicLovah March 19, 2018

    BP will best the Avenger for the #1 selling MCU film in North America. They will rock that title for some months before Infinity War comes and snatches :-(, It’s great that BP has over-performed like no other…but adversely…the hype is feeding into the Infinity War Frenzy..that should unify all MCU fans like BP possibly could not. If Black People stay home for Infinity war..then that can negate some of sales. BUt if they are on board to support..then our support along with the collective white support will have Infinity slaying like no other. But on happy note…BP will still maintain the crown as the top MCU Solo Superhero movie.

    • Ispeakfacts March 19, 2018

      That is why I am staying home the 1st couple of weeks so that it want out do Black Panther’s success!

      • MusicLovah March 20, 2018

        As much as I want BP to retain that title, i don’t think I can sit on home a couple of weeks. 🙁

        According to Fandango, Infinity War has already broken BP’s record in pre-ticket sales. “Fandango reported that Infinity War achieved the largest initial 24-hour ticket pre-sales for a superhero film in just six hours, surpassing the record from Black Panther. Atom Tickets also reported that Infinity War sold more tickets in its first pre-sales day than Black Panther sold in its first month”. :-((

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