'Black Panther' rules for third straight weekend, set to make $1bn globally

The U.K. has led the way for "Black Panther" on the foreign front with $49.1 million, followed by South Korea with $41.4 million, Brazil with $24.9 million, Australia with $27.3 million, Mexico with $22 million and France with $21 million. Oscar weekend tends to see a larger than average Sunday decline, so Black Panther defies the odds yet again.

On the all-time domestic blockbuster chart, the Wakanda hit has risen to number ten and is now sandwiched in between fellow Disney titles Beauty and the Beast and Finding Dory. For T'Challa, the $1B worldwide box office mark lies ahead next weekend.

One last time, the only film up for an Academy Award in the top ten, The Greatest Showman earns $2.6 mililion, good for ninth place.

A cute video clip shows DJ Cuppy smiling before revealing that they are about to watch "Black Panther". And after that? Well, there's still The Dark Knight ($534M) and, of course, The Avengers at $623 million. Oh, and worldwide grosses are lagging presently, as the worldwide total is a touch under $900 million.

The worldwide highlights so far include: United Kingdom ($49.1M); Korea ($41.4M); Brazil ($24.9M); Australia ($22.3M); Mexico ($22.0M); France ($21.4M); Germany ($14.9M); Russian Federation ($12.9M); Taiwan ($11.9M); Indonesia ($11.3M); Malaysia ($9.4M); India ($9.1M); Philippines ($8.6M); Thailand ($7.9M); Hong Kong ($7.9M); Italy ($7.5M); and Spain ($7.3M). That's mighty impressive, especially considering it is yet to open in China.

Black Panther is continuing its run as a box office smash!

Jennifer Lawrence's spy thriller "Red Sparrow" opened with $26.5 million from 8,744 screens in 65 global markets in its debut weekend for Fox.

The film was rated an "A+" CinemaScore from audiences and a near flawless 97% score on review site. Demo data indicated that the audience was 53% female, 79% over 25, and 60% white. But "Death Wish" is in a better position to turn a profit, as it is the cheaper of this weekend's releases with a $30 million budget.

On why she didn't take the role in Black Panther: "One of the most challenging things for me to do was to walk away from Black Panther".

Back in the top 10 chart, New Line comedy Game Night placed fourth with an estimated $10.7 million for a domestic total of $33.5 million.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle spends its 11th weekend in the top ten and I'm exhausted of writing about it.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Teen drama Every Day clings to tenth place, down 48% from last weekend to $1.5 million.

  • Kyle Peterson