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|August 16, 2018|
‘Black Panther’ reaches a milestone
HOLLYWOOD - “Black Panther” remains superheroic in its fourth week at the box office easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure “A Wrinkle in Time”.
“Black Panther” is now the seventh-highest domestic grossing film of all time. It’s the first film since “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to lead the box office for four straight weeks. It’s grossed $1.08 billion worldwide, 21st highest of all time.
“A Wrinkle in Time” opened in line with Disney’s projections, which were slightly lower than the industry consensus. The $100 million-plus budgeted film is depending on family audiences to support the film in the coming weeks to push it into profitability.
It’s the first time in recent memory that films both led and directed by African-Americans have nabbed the first and second place spots at the box office.
The opening of Aviron Pictures’ “The Strangers: Prey at Night” led the rest of the pack in third place.
The second week of Jennifer Lawrence’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow” followed in fourth.
Warner Bros.’ third week of the R-rated comedy “Game Night” finished fifth.
Story Date: March 17, 2018