Box Office: Marvel's 'Black Panther' Is 5th Highest Global Opening Ever

According to comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian, Disney's presentation of Marvel's 'Black Panther' pounced on the box office around the world taking in $361 million to mark the fifteenth highest global opening weekend of all-time and with China, Japan and Russia yet to come the potential future revenue is literally off the charts. 

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Internationally, the hit superhero film opened at number one in almost all territories and set new box office records in North America including the fifth biggest opening weekend of all-time.  Notably 'Detective Chinatown 2," the Chinese comedy-mystery buddy film had a spectacular weekend drawing $155.7 million for this follow up to the 2015 popular first film in the series.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates:

  1. Black Panther - Disney - $361.0M
  2. Detective Chinatown 2 - Multiple - $155.7M
  3. Monster Hunt 2 - Multiple - $141.3M
  4. Operation Red Sea - Multiple - $70.3M
  5. Fifty Shades Freed - Universal - $64.6M
  6. Monkey King 3: Kingdom of Women, The - Multiple - $52.3M
  7. Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink - Shenzhen Huaqiang Shuzi Dongman Co. - $32.6M
  8. Peter Rabbit - Sony - $17.2M
  9. Greatest Showman, The - 20th Century Fox - $14.7M
  10. Shape Of Water, The - 20th Century Fox - $14.0M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates:

  1. Black Panther - Disney - $192.0M
  2. Peter Rabbit - Sony - $17.2M
  3. Fifty Shades Freed - Universal - $16.9M
  4. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - Sony - $7.9M
  5. 15:17 To Paris, The - Warner Bros. - $7.7M
  6. Greatest Showman, The - 20th Century Fox - $5.1M
  7. Early Man - Lionsgate - $3.1M
  8. Maze Runner: The Death Cure - 20th Century Fox - $2.5M
  9. Winchester - Lionsgate - $2.2M
  10. Samson - Pure Flix - $2.0M

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