Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ collects $361 mn in opening weekend

MUMBAI: Disney’s latest superhero movie ‘Black Panther’ has collected $361 million globally in the opening weekend box office collection. comScore has announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of 18 February 2018, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Disney’s presentation of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ pounced on the box office around the world taking in $361 million to mark the fifteenth highest global opening weekend of all-time and with China, Japan and Russia yet to come the potential future revenue is literally off the charts. Internationally, the hit superhero film opened at number one in almost all territories and set new box office records in North America including the fifth biggest opening weekend of all-time. Notably ‘Detective Chinatown 2’, the Chinese comedy-mystery buddy film had a spectacular weekend drawing $155.7 million for this follow up to the 2015 popular first film in the series.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 18 February 2018 are:

Black Panther – Disney – $361 Million
Detective Chinatown 2 – Multiple – $155.7 Million
Monster Hunt 2 – Multiple – $141.3 Million
Operation Red Sea – Multiple – $70.3 Million
Fifty Shades Freed – Universal – $64.6 Million
The Monkey King 3: Kingdom of Women – Multiple – $52.3 Million
Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink – Shenzhen Huaqiang Shuzi Dongman Co. – $32.6 Million
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $17.2 Million
Greatest Showman, The – 20th Century Fox – $14.7 Million
Shape Of Water, The – 20th Century Fox – $14 Million
Maze Runner: The Death Cure – 20th Century Fox – $13.5 Million
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – Sony – $12.7 Million

The top 12 US weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 18, are below:

Black Panther – Disney – $192 Million
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $17.2 Million
Fifty Shades Freed – Universal – $16.9 Million
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – Sony – $7.9 Million
The 15:17 To Paris – Warner Bros. – $7.7 Million
The Greatest Showman – 20th Century Fox – $5.1 Million
Early Man – Lionsgate – $3.1 Million
Maze Runner: The Death Cure – 20th Century Fox – $2.5 Million
Winchester – Lionsgate – $2.2 Million
Samson – Pure Flix – $2 Million
The Post – 20th Century Fox – $2 Million
The Shape Of Water – Fox Searchlight – $1.7 Million

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