Published: Mon, March 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Black Panther Continues Its Worldwide Dominance

Black Panther Continues Its Worldwide Dominance

Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, dominated domestic moviegoing in its third weekend with US$65.7 million at 4,084 locations - the third-highest weekend of all time after Star Wars: The Force Awakens at US$90.2 million and Avatar at US$68.5 million.

After three weekends, Black Panther is now one of the highest-grossing films ever.

The news was not so good for "Red Sparrow", with the Jennifer Lawrence-starring spy flick earning just $17 million domestically in its debut weekend to land in the #2 spot.

Ms. Lawrence, one of Hollywood's most popular and highest-paid actresses, was last seen in Darren Aronofsky's "Mother!". It wasn't that well reviewed, so I don't see a lot of staying power here for Red Sparrow, and its reported $69 million budget (part of which was JLaw's reported $15-20 million paycheck) is going to be tough to make back. The cast also includes Joel Edgerton, Matthias Shoenaerts, and Charlotte Rampling.

Red Sparrow played best on both coasts, while slightly under-indexing in Middle America.

Bruce Willis starrer Death Wish came in third with just over $13 million.

According to Disney, the movie is estimated to bring in $218 million domestically.

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Death Wish skewed male (57 percent), and played even older than Red Sparrow, with 30% of ticket buyers 35 and older.

Red Sparrow now has a 51 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while Death Wish was crushed by critics with a 15 percent score (MGM didn't lift the review embargo until the Thursday before opening).

The film was rated an "A+" CinemaScore from audiences and a near ideal 97% score on review site. Seemingly every day it's crossing a new milestone, setting a new second-weekend gross record for the MCU.

Sony Pictures Classics waited until Oscar weekend to open the Israeli film Foxtrot, which is up for best foreign-language feature.

Rounding out the top five are Warner Bros'. comedy Game Night, with about $10.7 million, and Sony's animated movie Peter Rabbit, with about $10 million.

The worldwide highlights so far include: United Kingdom ($49.1M); Korea ($41.4M); Brazil ($24.9M); Australia ($22.3M); Mexico ($22.0M); France ($21.4M); Germany ($14.9M); Russian Federation ($12.9M); Taiwan ($11.9M); Indonesia ($11.3M); Malaysia ($9.4M); India ($9.1M); Philippines ($8.6M); Thailand ($7.9M); Hong Kong ($7.9M); Italy ($7.5M); and Spain ($7.3M). The film now holds a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the highest-rated movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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