Raking in another $27 million on its way to becoming the highest grossing superhero movie of all time, Black Panther has now passed the $600 million domestic mark and, with another $30 million in global grosses, over $1.18 billion worldwide.
With that, "Black Panther" has now kept its place at the top for five consecutive weekends, earning an impressive $27 million in its fifth week in theaters.
That left second place to the MGM-Warner Bros.′ rebooted "Tomb Raider", starring Alicia Vikander as the archaeologist adventurer Lara Croft. For Love, Simon, the estimated opening is between $10 million and $12 million; however, it can even climb higher according to other observers of the box office.
Globally, according to Forbes, "Black Panther" has made a whooping $1.182 billion, making the 14th highest grossing movie ever.
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While most films see a significant drop off after they're released, Black Panther has beaten the odds and continues to draw in support from fans, who've seen the film multiple times.
"Black Panther" just achieved something that had occurred only twice before in two decades.
The teen romantic dramedy Love, Simon debuted with $11.5 million this weekend and very positive reviews to suggest that it's staying-power could lead to a long run at the box office. The family-friendly Peter Rabbit added $5.2 million over the weekend to brings its six-week total to $102.4 million. Fox's third weekend of "Red Sparrow" followed in ninth with $4.5 million at 2,583 venues, pushing the Jennifer Lawrence thriller past $39 million.
"Black Panther" will face competition next weekend from Universal-Legendary's launch of "Pacific Rim: Uprising" and Paramount's animated comedy "Sherlock Gnomes".
Focus Features' opening weekend of the thriller "7 Days in Entebbe" came in 13th with a modest $1.6 million at 838 locations.