Magazine article Screen International

'Black Panther' Hits $1.08Bn Worldwide

Magazine article Screen International

'Black Panther' Hits $1.08Bn Worldwide

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Tomb Raider in strong Asia debut for Warner Bros/MGM; The Greatest Showman crosses $50m in UK.

Black Pantheradded an estimated $141.1m globally to reach $1.078bn over the weekend, of which a solid $66.5m came from China for the fourth highest debut by a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) title and 53% market share.

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

The film crossed $1bn on Saturday and over the Friday-Sunday session added $100m for $516.6m internationally and $41.1m in North America for $562m.

Black Panther held firm at number one in a number of markets, among them the UK, where it has reached $55.8m and finally relinquished its crown as the lead market to China. A table-topping hold in Australia resulted in a $25.7m running total.

Elsewhere, the superhero smash has generated $42.4m in South Korea (where a significant part of the story takes place), $29.6m in Brazil, $25.2m in France, $24.6m in Mexico, $17.6m in Germany, $17m in Russia, $12.3m in Taiwan, $12.1m in Indonesia, $9.7m in Malaysia, $9.6m in India, $9.2m in the Philippines, and $8.9m in Japan.

Overall, Black Panther earned $11m over the weekend led by a $7.3m launch in China that delivered the best March opening weekend in the territory. The IMAX running total stands at $78m, of which $46m comes from North America.

A Wrinkle In Time opened day-and-date with North America on $6.3m from six territories, launching in Russia at number two on $1.4m over the Women’s Day Holiday. Spain produced $1m, and Ukraine $500,000. The film debuts in France on Wednesday (March 14), followed by the UK on March 23, and Australia, Mexico, Italy and Brazil on March 29. Germany receives the film on April 5.

CHINA UPDATE

Operation Red Sea grossed a further $23.8m as the actin release climbed to $529.3m, while Detective Chinatown 2 added $11.2m for $522.7m.

FOX INTERNATIONAL

Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller Red Sparrow added $15.7m and in the second weekend grossed $2.1m for $5.1m in Germany for number one, $1.7m for $5.7m for number three in the UK, and $1.6m for $4.6m for second place in Australia. Spain generated $1.2m for $4.1m and second place.

Quadruple Oscar winner The Shape Of Water took another big step towards the $100m mark, adding $11.3m on the back of best picture and best director wins to reach $87.4m. The UK is the lead market on $8.9m after four weekends, followed by Italy on $8.2m after four, Spain on $8.1m after four, and France on $6.9m after three. The fantasy romance opened in the UAE on $261,017.

Another Fox Searchlight Oscar winner, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, brought in $5. …

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