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'Black Panther' roars past $700 million worldwide in week two

02 March 2018

The hip-hop icon has hit up social media to perfectly describe Marvel Studios' Black Panther dominating the box office once again with record-setting sales.

"Game Night" opened in second place with $16.6 million.

It's also the fourth film to cross USD100 million in its second weekend.

"Black Panther" is on course to become one of the highest-grossing blockbusters in history.

By Sunday, Black Panther's domestic cume will be almost $400 million and well north of $600 million globally. Internationally the film opened to an additional $5 million. Honestly I would be curious to see what might happen if Blade and Black Panther were to come out at the same time.

What's more, only "The Force Awakens" has enjoyed a better second weekend than "Black Panther". For the second week in a row, the Marvel comic book flick is the No. 1 movie in the world and is still breaking records. "It has become a cultural phenomenon". The Avengers earned $103.1 million in its second outing.

"However, Black Panther and The Force Awakens are both films to drop by $94 million between weekends, effectively avoiding the categorization using the industry analysts' term, "$100-million-loser's club".

Till then, Black Panther is likely to continue its reign at the box office. No other marquee superhero tentpole has played to such a diverse audience.

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Its global take is now more than US$700 million.

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the story follows a couple whose regular game night with friends suddenly turns into a real-life murder mystery. The comedy, which received a B+ CinemaScore, skewed notably older, with only 14 percent of ticketbuyers age 25 and younger.

The Natalie Portman-starring Annihilation finished with a somewhat unimpressive $11 million in fourth place, but could benefit from decent word-of-mouth to gain some traction in the coming weeks. The movie, earning a poor C CinemaScore, made headlines late a year ago when Paramount and Skydance, partners on the movie, sold off worldwide rights to Netflix.

'Black Panther' roars past $700 million worldwide in week two