Raking in another $27 million on its way to becoming the highest grossing superhero movie of all time, Black Panther has now passed the $600 million domestic mark and, with another $30 million in global grosses, over $1.18 billion worldwide.
"I Can Only Imagine" doubled expectations by sticking to the typical tactic of "faith-based" releases with a grassroots marketing effort that focused on Southern, Southwestern and suburban moviegoers. In its second week, "A Wrinkle in Time" dropped 50 percent with $16.6 million in ticket sales. "Wrinkle", directed by Ava DuVernay, declined by exactly half from its opening weekend.
The teen romantic dramedy Love, Simon debuted with $11.5 million this weekend and very positive reviews to suggest that it's staying-power could lead to a long run at the box office. "Simon", starring Nick Robinson as a conflicted high schooler, notched an A+ CinemaScore with the audience, giving Fox execs hope for strong word of mouth and extended playability.
"Black Panther" has become only the seventh title to pass the $600 million milestone at the North American box office, and is the second-fastest film to do so.
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Over the weekend, the film held on to its No.1 spot at the box office despite the highly-anticipated release of Tomb Raider.
"Black Panther" has totaled a stunning $605.4 million in 31 days.
That's a mere $14 million (£9.9 million) away from The Last Jedi ($619.7 million / £441 million) and $18 million (£12.8 million) behind Marvel's biggest-grossing film to date, The Avengers ($623.3 million / £444 million). "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" tops the list at $936 million followed by "Avatar" at $760 million. Worldwide, "Black Panther" has grossed more than $1.1 billion.
Next weekend sees the release of Pacific Rim Uprising and Isle of Dogs, which will surely shake things up at the weekend box-office yet again.