Weekend box office: Black Panther stays on top

Weekend box office: Black Panther stays on top

Javier Howell
February 26, 2018

According to a report from Variety, Black Panther has taken in $292 million in North America during its first week.

The film's $40.2 million haul on Monday was the biggest Monday at the US box office ever. Internationally, Black Panther was also a hit raking in $228 million for a combined one-week box office receipts of $520 million. You could have picked any two of those people and I would have still watched the movie, and probably loved it.

After posting monstrous totals at the box office each of the last seven days, Black Panther has set the new standard for the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it comes to opening weeks.

Previously, Deadpool was the record holder for best February opening weekend for any film, MCU or otherwise, making $132,434,639.

The Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack is the ideal companion piece to one of the biggest films of 2018.

Instead of going for a movie simply based on identifying the "bad guy" and then attacking the problem, "Black Panther" creates a unique perspective on the superhero genre.

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Almost 90 percent of moviegoers said they would definitely recommend "Black Panther", according to surveys conducted by comScore and Screen Engine.

In cinema history there have been black superheroes, such as Blade, and female superheroes, such as Supergirl.

Kendrick Lamar curated the Black Panther soundtrack, and now he may be eyeing a role in the sequel to the Marvel blockbuster.

"It's nice to have [people of] other ethnicities get a chance to really show what they can do", attendee Darius Wilson, 19, said.

Black Panther, like Wonder Woman, is notable because of fundamental shift of emphasis.

In less than a month, he along with his partnership with the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Clubs, raised more than $5,000 to take kids to the movie and throw a Black Panther Party at the Club. "Deep down we all hoped that people would come to see a film about a fictional country on the continent of Africa, made up of a cast of people of African descent".