Black Panther, the first black superhero to whom Marvel devotes a film, continues its race at the top of the North American box office, capturing $ 66.3 million for its third weekend of operation and 501.7 million since its release, according to the specialized company Exhibitor Relations.
Black Panther was directed by black director Ryan Coogler (“Creed”, “Fruitvale Station”), with a cast of Hollywood’s most sought-after black actors: Chadwick Boseman, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, etc.
The film has kept on breaking records since its release and is now “the third fastest movie to have passed 500 million mark in North America,” according to Box Office Mojo.
And while it only comes out next week in China, “Black Panther” has already brought in nearly $900 million worldwide, the site added.
The spying movie with Jennifer Lawrence “Red Sparrow” reported much less for its release: $ 16.8 million in the United States and Canada. It tells the story of a former ballet dancer recruited against her will by the Russian secret services and who excels in her role as spy.
In third place comes another novelty, “Death Wish” with 13 million dollars. Bruce Willis embodies a widower filled with anger who arms himself to avenge the death of his wife.
Death wish is followed by “Game Night”, with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, who reported $ 10.4 million for its second weekend of operation and 33.2 million since its release two weeks ago. It tells the story of a couple, Max and Amy, who organize a weekly gaming session.
Fifth place is occupied by “Pierre Lapin”, with $ 10 million estimated over the weekend and 84.1 million in four weeks. This family comedy tells the adventures of the famous character created by the British author Beatrix Potter.
Below is the rest of the top ten list:
6 – “Annihilation”, sci-fi film with Natalie Portman: $ 5.6 million ($ 20.6 million in two weeks)
7 – “Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle”: $ 4.4 million ($ 393.1 million in 11 weeks)
8 – “Fifty shades lighter”: 3.4 million dollars (95.7 million in 4 weeks)
9 – “The Greatest Showman”: $ 2.7 million (164.6 in 11 weeks)
10 – “Every Day”: $ 1.6 million ($ 5.3 million in two weeks)