‘Black Panther’ Tops $600 Million to Break New Records
Ryan Coogler’s superhero flick Black Panther showed no sign of slowing down at the box office this weekend, topping the North America charts for the fifth weekend in a row with $27 million domestically. The Disney and Marvel film, with a domestic haul of $605.4 million and $1.182 billion globally, became the first since 2009’s Avatar to win at the box office for five weekends in a row. It’s also on track to beat The Avengers for the title of top-grossing superhero film of all time domestically once it surpasses $623 million. Warner Bros.’ Tomb Raider reboot, starring Alicia Vikander, fell short of expectations but took second place with a $23.5 million debut. The faith-based film I Can Only Imagine pulled off an unexpected upsetto claim third place with a $17.1 million debut, defeating A Wrinkle in Time and Love, Simon.