“Black Panther” continued to dominate the box office in its second weekend, setting more milestones and reaping $400 million after just 10 days.
The superhero film from director Ryan Coogler grossed an estimated $108 million domestically over the weekend, becoming just the fourth movie to top $100 million in its second weekend, according to BoxOffice, which reported it is on pace to have the second-highest second-weekend gross ever, trailing just “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which earned $149.2 million in its second weekend.
Only “The Force Awakens” hit the $400 million domestic mark faster than “Black Panther.” The film from Walt Disney Co.’s DIS, +1.91% Marvel Studios has grossed an additional $304 million internationally.
“Black Panther’s” ticket sales declined just 47% in its second weekend, one of the smallest-ever drop-offs for a superhero movie.
“The movie continues to play ahead of our modeling,” Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of film distribution, told the Hollywood Reporter. “It has become a cultural phenomenon. This is a movie audiences were hoping for, and that delivered beyond expectations.”
“Black Panther” has also topped “Deadpool” as the top-grossing February film ever, and is the highest-grossing movie for a black director ever, according to Fandango.
The film has helped the overall box office, which lagged in 2017, jump 12.5% from this point last year, to a total of $1.91 billion, according to comScore.
The comedy “Game Night,” from Time Warner Inc.’s TWX, +0.35% Warner Bros., came in second place, with $16.6 million in its opening weekend. “Peter Rabbit” from Sony Corp.’s SNE, +0.76% Sony Pictures Animation/Columbia Pictures was third, with $12.5 million in its third week, and the sci-fi thriller “Annihilation” from Viacom Inc.’s VIA, +2.23% Paramount earned $11 million in its debut.