Marvel’s “Black Panther” followed up its record-breaking opening on Presidents Day weekend by setting yet another box office record, becoming the highest-grossing film ever released in the month of February, according to industry estimates out Sunday.
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The superhero film directed by Ryan Coogler remained in first place at theaters in the United States and Canada, taking in $108 million Friday through Sunday, according to box office tracker comScore. That’s the second- biggest gross for a film in its second weekend (behind the $149.2 million hauled in by 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and brings the film’s total domestic gross to $400 million.
“Game Night” opened in second place with $16.6 million.
“Peter Rabbit” was third, with $12.5 million in its third weekend in release.
The science fiction tale “Annihilation” opened in fourth place, with $11 million.
“Fifty Shades Freed” took fifth place with $6.9 million.
Rounding out the top 10 films of the weekend were “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” ($5.6 million), “The 15:17 to Paris” ($3.6 million), “The Greatest Showman” ($3.4 million), “Every Day” ($3.1 million) and “MET Opera: La Boheme” ($1.8 million).
— City News Service
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