DJ Cuppy, Asa Asika rent out Dubai cinema to see "Black Panther"

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Black Panther has a worldwide gross of near $900 million: $897,705,037. In fact, seven of the top eleven blockbusters are from the Mouse House which is already planning out its box office dominance over the years ahead with an impressive calendar of titles it just announced leading into 2023. To date, the movie has made over $700 million globally, with $400 million from U.S Markets.

The Disney/Marvel collaboration, starring Chadwick Boseman as the superhero king of an idyllic if fictional African country, took in an estimated $65.7 million for the three-day weekend, website Exhibitor Relations reported.

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.

These numbers only go to show that with the right amount of risk, story and confidence in property, even a character like Black Panther could be a runaway success.

Jennifer Lawrence's "Red Sparrow" thriller and Bruce Willis' "Death Wish" remake hit theaters nationwide this weekend.

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Black Panther now has a domestic box office haul of over $500 million: $501,105,037.

Rounding out the top five are Warner Bros'. comedy Game Night, with about $10.7 million, and Sony's animated movie Peter Rabbit, with about $10 million. There was talk it would be held again after the recent Parkland school shooting, but with things as they are, will there ever be a good time to release a film like this? The film is a juggernaut at this point and it might not get dethroned for another month when it might get knocked off by PACIFIC RIM UPRISING. Trending slightly better than Darker (had Freed followed the same path, it would have finished with about what it has earned now) Fifty Shades Freed will wheeze over the $100 million mark before it's done, but that's about it. Black Panther has a realistic shot at reaching that level in the coming weeks and may eventually top Jurassic World at US$652 million and Titanic at US$659 million for the third highest domestic total of all time.

Next weekend T'Challa takes on China and should easily take the win with advance ticket sales that have been tracking at the level of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The Asia-Pacific region (excluding new openers Russian Federation and Japan) saw a decline of 53% from last weekend.