'Black Panther' Tops Box Office for Fifth Straight Week

Black Panther

Black Panther has grossed nearly $1.2 billion worldwide and more than $605 million domestically, and this past weekend, it became the first movie since James Cameron's Avatar to top the box office for five weeks in a row. It's the type of film that turns fans into passionate evangelists who spread the word to their friends and return to see the movie again and again, and it's paying off for Marvel Studios in a big way.

The Ryan Coogler-directed Marvel flick that has already brought in over a billion bucks globally continues to break records and is now the 18th highest-grossing film of all time.

Black Panther shows no signs of slowing down a month after its release. Thanks to "Black Panther", the year-to-date box office is up 2 percent over the same period a year ago at $2.5 billion, according to comScore.

Disney's second weekend of time-travel adventure "A Wrinkle in Time" followed in fourth with $16.6 million at 3,980 locations, lifting its 10-day total to $61.1 million.

It stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel in the story of a teen trying to hide the truth about his sexuality from his family, his friends and all of his classmates. Ryan Coogler's comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron's 2009 smash film, "Avatar", to hold the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office for five straight weekends. Recent tracking for the "Pacific Rim" sequel has been in the $20 million to $30 million range while "Sherlock Gnomes" was in the $13 million to $18 million range.

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Internationally, the remake earned an estimated $84.5 million, bringing its global total to an estimated $102.5 million.

Faith based movie I Can Only Imagine is new at 3 and gets the highest per screen average on the charts and has far outstripped expectation, the film takes $17 million for the weekend.

Game Night ($5.6 million), Red Sparrow ($4.5 million) and Death Wish ($3.4 million) round out the top ten.

Focus Features' opening weekend of the thriller "7 Days in Entebbe" came in 13th with a modest $1.6 million at 838 locations.

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