Black Panther crushed it once again, pulling in more money than the next seven films combined. That was pretty much a given, though. The film didn’t have any competition this week, and pulled in the third biggest gross for a third weekend of all time. With A Wrinkle in Time opening this weekend it’ll probably lose its number one spot, but the film should easily continue to rise rapidly through the box office rankings, where it currently sits at number 10. It’s worth noting that most of the other films making this much money were released in time frames that are a boon for movies making money while Black Panther is doing this during a traditional cinematic down time.
Obviously Marvel and Disney are pretty happy with this, and over the weekend Disney announced its release schedule through 2023, and there will be a lot more Marvel coming. In fact there are seven Marvel films coming after Avengers 4 lands marking the start of “Phase 4” of the MCU. We already know a few of these movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and some sequels to Spider-Man Homecoming, but little else is confirmed. So what do you want to see? More Black Panther? A slate of new heroes? A rebirth of some other heroes? What’s the future of the MCU?
1. Black Panther – $65,705,000
2. Red Sparrow – $17,000,000
3. Death Wish – $13,025,000
4. Game Night – $10,710,000
5. Peter Rabbit – $10,000,000
6. Annihilation – $5,650,000
7. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $4,500,000
8. Fifty Shades Freed – $3,310,000
9. The Greatest Showman – $2,675,000
10. Every Day – $1,553,195