'BLACK PANTHER' RULES 4TH WEEKEND WITH $41M, Helps Make Box Office History (03/12/2018)
Disney dominated this weekend’s box office, earning the top two slots with the unstoppable Black Panther in its fourth weekend out and Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time. It also marks the first time two black directors have occupied the two top slots at the box office at the same time.
Black Panther earned $41 million this weekend, pushing it to roughly $562 million overall. A Wrinkle in Time, which stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, brought in $33.3 million, considered to be a slightly soft opener for the $100 million production.
The Ryan Coogler-helmed Black Panther crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, becoming Walt Disney Studio’s 16th movie to do so and MCU’s 5th to earn that distinction.
Disney is reportedly expecting upcoming spring breaks at colleges and K-12 schools to significantly boost the audience for A Wrinkle in Time. The stars and DuVernay have been revving their promotional engines as well.
Strangers: Prey at Night took the No. 3 slot with $10.2 million.
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Industry estimates for the weekend of March 9-11, Per Deadline:
1). Black Panther (DIS), 3,942 theaters (-142) / $10M Fri. / $18.5M Sat. (+84%) / $12M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day: $41.1M (-39%) / Total: $562M / Wk 4
2). A Wrinkle in Time (DIS), 3,980 theaters / $10.2M Fri. (includes $1.2M previews) / $13.6M Sat. (+33%) / $9M (-33%) / 3-day: $33.3M / Wk 1
3). Strangers: Prey at Night (AVI), 2,464 theaters / $3.9M Fri. / $3.9M Sat. (0%) / $2.3M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day: $10.2M / Wk 1
4). Red Sparrow (FOX), 3,064 theaters (+8) / $2.3M Fri. / $3.6M Sat. (+56%) / $2.1M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day: $8.15M (-51%) / Total: $31.1M / Wk 2
5). Game Night (NL/WB), 3,061 theaters (-441) / $2.1M Fri. / $3.55M Sat. (+62%) / $2.1M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day: $7.88M (-24%) / Total: $45M / Wk 3
6). Peter Rabbit (SONY), 3,112 theaters (-495) / $1.4M Fri. (-27%) / $3.1M Sat. (+112%) / $2M Sun. (-35%) day: $6.6M (-34%) / Total: $93.4M / Wk 5
7). Death Wish (MGM), 2,882 theaters (+35) / $1.7M Fri. (-59%) / $2.9M Sat. (+69%) / $1.9 Sun. (-35%) / 3-day: $6.6M (-49%) / Total: $23.8M / Wk 2
8). Annihilation (PAR), 1,709 theaters (-403) / $870K Fri. (-43%) / $1.4M (+62%) / $916K (-35%) / 3-day: $3.15M (-43%) / Total: $26.1M / Wk 3
9). The Hurricane Heist (EST), 2,402 theaters / $925K Fri. / $1.2M Sat. (+31%) / $900K Sun. (-38%) / 3-day: $2.85M to $3M / Wk 1
10). Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (SONY), 2,157 theaters (-156) / $665K Fri. (-38%) / $1.28 Sat. (+94%) / $800K+ (-35%) / 3-day: $2.7M (-37%) / Total: $397.2M / Wk 12