Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ crosses $1 bn mark globally

MUMBAI: Buoyed by its opening in China Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ has crossed the $1 billion mark globally. It is the fifth Marvel movie to do this. The others included the two ‘Avengers’ movies. In total Disney now has 16 movies that crossed the $1 billion mark.

comScore has announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of 11 March 2018, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ has a milestone weekend at the box office as it crosses the $1 billion mark globally and opens in China to $66.5 million placing it #1 in that market while also grabbing the number one spot for the fourth consecutive weekend in theaters around the world as it continues to move up the charts becoming the seventh highest grossing film of all-time in North America after just 24 days in theaters.”

In an interview with ew.com Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige noted that there will be a sequel to ‘Black Panther’. “Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that. One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in Part Two. There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first ‘Black Panther’. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one”.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 11 March 2018:

Black Panther – Disney – $141.1 Million
Wrinkle In Time, A – Disney – $39.6 Million
Red Sparrow – 20th Century Fox – $23.9 Million
Operation Red Sea – Multiple – $23.8 Million
Tomb Raider – Warner Bros. – $14.1 Million
Shape Of Water, The – 20th Century Fox – $13.7 Million
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $13.3 Million
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $11.6 Million
Detective Chinatown 2 – Multiple – $11.2 Million
Strangers: Prey At Night – Multiple – $10.6 Million
Death Wish – Multiple – $9.6 Million
Jolie Ch’tite Famille, Une – Pathé Distribution – $8.8 Million

The top 12 US weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 11 March 2018 are:

Black Panther – Disney – $41.1 Million
Wrinkle In Time, A – Disney – $33.3 Million
Strangers: Prey At Night – Aviron Pictures – $10.5 Million
Red Sparrow – 20th Century Fox – $8.2 Million
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $7.9 Million
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $6.8 Million
Death Wish – MGM – $6.6 Million
Hurricane Heist, The – Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures – $3.1 Million
Annihilation – Paramount – $3.1 Million
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – Sony – $2.8 Million
Gringo – STX Entertainment – $2.6 Million
The Shape Of Water – Fox Searchlight – $2.4 Million

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