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'Black Panther' Shows No Sign Of Slowing Down In Its Sophomore Weekend

"Black Panther" is one of four films to make $100 million in its second weekend, alongside big names including "Star Wars."
Posted at 4:32 PM, Feb 25, 2018

After a record-breaking debut, "Black Panther" continues to beat expectations at the box office, bringing in a stellar $108 million in its sophomore weekend. That's more than half what it made last week.

Also, "Black Panther" is now one of just four films to make $100 million in its second weekend, alongside "Star Wars Episode VII," "Jurassic World" and "The Avengers."

At the foreign box office, "Black Panther" has brought in upwards of $300 million and still hasn't opened in three of the world's biggest movie markets, China, Russia and Japan.

For now, "Black Panther" is one of the top 10 highest-grossing superhero films, but many analysts don't see any reason why this box-office bullet train will slow down, so the sky's the limit for King T'Challa. 

Taking the No. 2 spot this week is "Game Night," bringing in an estimated $16.6 million in its debut weekend. That's a more-than-solid opening for any comedy, much less a comedy dealing with "Black Panther" mania.

But what may be even more impressive about this Jason Bateman-led action-comedy is the 81 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

Matt Atchity of What the Flick?! said: "This movie is terrific. This movie is super funny."

"This is the best American studio comedy since at least 'Girls Trip,'" responded Alonso Duralde.

That said, "Girls Trip" went on to gross $140 million before its box-office run ended, so "Game Night" may not do quite that well even if it's just as good of a film.

Falling to No. 3 this week is "Peter Rabbit," bringing in an estimated $12.5 million in its third week out.

As for next week, Katniss is all grown up ... and seducing Russians?