Black Panther Has Historic 2nd Weekend

One of just 4 movies to earn $100M in its second weekend
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 25, 2018 12:40 PM CST
This image released by Disney shows a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther."   (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
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(Newser) Black Panther has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, the AP reports. Studio estimates Sunday say Black Panther is still performing as one of the top blockbusters of all time. This weekend's result makes Ryan Coogler's Marvel sensation only the fourth film to earn $100 million in its second weekend, along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and The Avengers. Of those, only The Force Awakens had a better second weekend. In two weeks of release, Black Panther has grossed $400 million domestically and $704 million worldwide.

Of new releases, faring the best is the Warner Bros. comedy Game Night, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. It debuted with $16.6 million. The well-reviewed sci-fi thriller Annihilation opened with $11 million. (Check out Black Panther reviews or racist attacks against the movie.)

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