"Disney wins no matter how you slice it with that film expected to have a strong debut as Black Panther continues to draw big crowds", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore (via Time). The Boys and Girls Club endorses STEM.
Black Panther has now pulled in $501.1 million in the U.S. and Canada over its first 17 days, and it has been No. 1 at the box office every weekend since its release.
In theaters now, director Ryan Coogler's Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N'Jadaka/Erik "Killmonger" Stevens, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M'Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue. The movie is just shy of passing 2017's Beauty and the Beast ($504 million).
Black Panther opened wide in Russian Federation on February 26th and has earned $12.9 million since then, surpassing the lifetime totals of Ant-Man, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Wonder Woman, and Justice League in the market. However, the movie has already surpassed the domestic total of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which earned $459 million domestically following its release in 2015. Black Panther is king of the US box office for the third straight weekend.
"Black Panther" will continue to write a place in the record books as each week in release passes.
Amandla, whose YouTube video 'Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows' about cultural appropriation went viral two years ago, has made the commendable move to put her ideals above her own career, as no doubt her involvement with the film would have been a great success for the young actress. As you'll see, there is a massive gap between Black Panther and everything else. The juggernaut has now pulled in $501.1 million in North America and $396.6 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $897.7 million.
China will see the final global opening next weekend. This week, the film will become the 33rd movie of all-time to make $1 billion worldwide, with a release in China still to come next weekend.
The next film in the MCU is Avengers: Infinity War.