'Black Panther' Reigns for Third Consecutive Week With $65.7M


T’Challa continues his mighty reign atop the box fice heap. Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther raked in another impressive $65.7 million at the U.S. box fice in its third weekend.

Domestically, the superhero tentpole movie has grossed $500 million at theaters, according to comScore, which tracks box fice receipts. Along with a massive $122 million weekend gross overseas, Black Panther has now reached $897.7 million at the worldwide box fice.

The Chadwick Boseman-starrer is about to become the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to cross the $900 million mark behind The Avengers at $1.52 billion, Avengers: Age Ultron at $1.4 billion, Iron Man 3 at $1.2 billion and Captain America: Civil War at $1.15 billion.

Two R-rated action flicks opened opposite Black Panther in the U.S. — the spy thriller Red Sparrow and the Death Wish remake starring Bruce Willis. Both movies did well at the box fice. Red Sparrow raked in $17 million at the box fice while Death Wish pulled in $13 million.

Next weekend, another Disney film, A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay will arrive in theaters nationwide. The fantasy children's film, starring Oprah Winfrey and Chris Pine, is another groundbreaking representation African-Americans in front and behind the camera.

“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 ( Time).

Salute to Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay for being trailblazers with their cinematic projects.

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