Long live the King, indeed, as Marvel's latest continues to break records.
In its second weekend in theaters, Marvel's Black Panther has become only the fourth ever film to surpass $100 million in its second weekend, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $149 million, Jurassic World with $106.6 million, and The Avengers with $103 million. The film brought in another $108 million stateside, as well as an additional $83.8 million internationally, bringing its worldwide total to an impressive $704 million with the film still yet to open in China, a massive international market.
Marvel's BLACK PANTHER is just the 4th film to ever hit $100M+ its 2nd weekend domestically with $108M, $400M total.— Exorcist Relations (@ERCboxoffice) February 25, 2018
The worldwide haul is made even more impressive when noting it has already surpassed the cumulative grosses of Ant-Man and Doctor Strange within a matter of just two weeks, with those films grossing just $519 million worldwide and $677 million worldwide, respectively. Prior to its (second) record breaking weekend, the Marvel film managed to earn the highest day total for a Marvel film each day for the past week. As word of mouth continues to push the film to new box office heights, a $1 billion worldwide total seems all the more likely. A feat only Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War have managed to achieve outside of the Avengers franchise.
In theaters now, Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.