‘Black Panther’ tops stunning $501.1 million in North America

Actor Chadwick Boseman and Director Ryan Coogler arrive at the premiere of the new Marvel superhero film 'Black Panther' in London, Britain February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Vastavam web: Disney-Marvel’s“Black Panther” is continuing its super-heroic run, grossing a stunning $501.1 million in North America in only 17 days and becoming the 10th highest grosser of all time.“Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman, dominated domestic moviegoing in its third weekend with $65.7 million at 4,084 locations — the third-highest weekend of all time after“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $90.2 million and“Avatar” at $68.5 million.

“Black Panther” is now the second-highest grossing Marvel movie of all time at the domestic box office, surpassing“Avengers: Age of Ultron” this weekend at $459 million and trailing only“The Avengers” at $623.4 million.“Black Panther” has a realistic shot at reaching that level in the coming weeks and may eventually top“Jurassic World” at $652 million and“Titanic” at $659 million for the third highest domestic total of all time.

Warner Bros.’ second weekend of comedy thriller“Game Night” followed in fourth with $10.7 million from 3,502 sites, edging Sony’s fourth weekend of CGI-live action“Peter Rabbit” with $10 million at 3,607 locations.“Peter Rabbit” has connected with family audiences for $84 million in its first 24 days.Paramount’s second weekend of“Annihilation” finished in sixth with $5.7 million at 2,112 venues, followed by Sony’s 11th weekend of its sturdy action comedy“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” with $4.5 million at 2,313 sites.“Jumanji” has now grossed $393.2 million in 75 days.