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'Black Panther' bags N. America's 2nd-best sophomore weekend ever

By AFP

Added 27th February 2018 05:57 AM

Its global take is now more than $700 million, with the film yet to open in China or Japan, the two largest overseas markets.

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Its global take is now more than $700 million, with the film yet to open in China or Japan, the two largest overseas markets.

Black Panther toys are displayed to attendees at the Hasbro showroom during the annual New York Toy Fair, on February 20, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ


Marvel's "Black Panther" sunk its claws into the top spot once again this weekend at the North American box office, taking a staggering $111.7 million, industry data showed Monday.


Following a record-shattering opening weekend -- raking in $242.2 million -- the frenzy to see the 18th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continued, bringing total domestic earnings to an astronomical $403.6 million in just 10 days, according to tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Its global take is now more than $700 million, with the film yet to open in China or Japan, the two largest overseas markets.

It is only the fourth movie ever to make more than $100 million in its second weekend, joining the elite club behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($149.2 million), and ahead of "Jurassic World" ($106.6 million) and Disney-owned Marvel's "The Avengers" ($103.1 million).

Directed by Ryan Coogler, "Black Panther" features an almost entirely black cast led by Chadwick Boseman as the first non-white superhero to get his own standalone movie in the franchise.

Starring alongside the likes of Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Daniel Kaluuya, Boseman plays the titular superhero also known as T'Challa, king and protector of Wakanda, a technologically advanced, affluent, never-colonized utopia in Africa.

In at an anything-but-close second was newly-released dark comedy "Game Night," with $17 million.

Featuring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, the film follows a group of friends whose game night descends into a murder mystery.

Dropping one place into third was "Peter Rabbit," based on Beatrix Potter's classic children's book. Sony's family-friendly offering brought in $12.8 million in its third week in theaters.

Paramount's new science fantasy horror "Annihilation" was off to a weak start, debuting in fourth place at only $11.1 million.

Starring Natalie Portman, the film -- based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer -- tells the story of a team of military scientists who go into a quarantined alien crash zone known as "The Shimmer."

Finally, in at fifth was "Fifty Shades Freed" -- the last film in the trilogy based on the wildly successful novels by EL James -- with takings of $7.1 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were:  

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" ($5.7 million)

"The 15:17 to Paris" ($3.6 million)

"The Greatest Showman" ($3.4 million)

"Every Day" ($3 million)

"Early Man" ($1.8 million)

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