Black Panther Now Among Top 10 Highest Grossing Films Domestically
Mar 05 2018
Refresh for latest...: Disney/Marvel's Black Panther is about to cross $900M at the worldwide box office. For Lawrence, this is a continuation of her recent commercial slump, as she hasn't been much of a draw in recent years. The 20th Century Fox release was probably hoping for at least $20 million here, so it's a slight disappointment.
With the enormous amount of revenue "Black Panther" made in just a week about a film that advocates helping oppressed minorities, can't they actually help the oppressed minorities that are supporting the movie?
Based on the novel by Jason Matthews (a former Central Intelligence Agency operative), Red Sparrow reunites Lawrence with director Francis Lawrence (no relation), whom she worked with on three Hunger Games movies.
Ms. Lawrence, one of Hollywood's most popular and highest-paid actresses, was last seen in Darren Aronofsky's "Mother!".
The weekend's other new wide-release movie, "Death Wish" (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), sold an estimated $13 million in tickets, according to comScore, which compiles box office data.
That means the spinoff is now ahead of The Dark KnightRises at the domestic box office.
Game Night holds reasonably well, down just 37% from opening weekend to $10.7 million, giving it $33.5 million in just two weekends. It's the third best third weekend of all time behind the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar with $90.2 million and $68.5 million respectively.
Long before "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman's ascent to stardom, Denzel Washington did his part to pay it forward and help out an aspiring young actor. Off only 22%, Peter has hopped his way to $84 million so far. Its reign at the top of the weekend charts may come to an end next week when A Wrinkle In Time debuts, though that is open for debate at this point in time.