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Black Panther Movie Breaks World Record

“Black Panther” has now made $665.4 million domestically, which makes the Disney and Marvel Studios film starring Chadwick Boseman the third-highest grossing film in North American history. The superhero film has now officially passed “Titanic” and is only behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Avatar.”

That’s not accounting for inflation, however. When accounting for inflation, the superhero film clocks in at No. 34 on the all-time domestic list, according to industry data site Box Office Mojo.

Walt Disney on Monday, April 9, 2018, released the new global numbers that put Black Panther’s global cume at literally $1.2999 billion worldwide. But it’s happening today for sure, so it counts.
“Black Panther” has been a phenomenon for Disney shattering box office records and cultural barriers in Hollywood. The film has made nearly $1.3 billion globally since opening in mid-February.

As for the film that won this weekend, Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” opened to a stellar $50 million in North America.

Titanic held the top spot on the list for decades since its release in 1997 and was only replaced in recent years, first by Cameron’s other movie, Avatar, which was then bumped to second place by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.As of this weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Panther has overtaken Titanic’s $659 million total; the Marvel movie’s $665 million domestic total (at time of publication) brought it into third place.

The near silent horror film starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt nabbed the second biggest opening of the year and nearly tripled its budget of $17 million. The big weekend for the horror film was likely thanks to strong word of mouth and critical acclaim. The film currently holds a near perfect 97% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

Coming in second place was Warner Bros.’ “Ready Player One,” which turned in a solid second weekend total of $25 million domestically. The Steven Spielberg film has so far made $391.3 million worldwide.

And rounding out the top three was the Universal comedy “Blockers.” The film starring John Cena and Leslie Mann also had a good weekend in a crowded field opening to an estimated $21.4 million in the US.

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