Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Still Holds No. 1 Spot while ‘Annihilation’ Fails

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After its massive record-breaking opening weekend, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther stayed king, earning an astonishing $108 million in its second weekend. The Ryan Coogler-directed film becomes only the fourth film ever to cross $100 million mark its second weekend along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and The Avengers.

The biggest new release of the weekend, Warner Bros.-New Line‘s mid-budget ensemble comedy Game Night, brought in $16.6 million to land at second place domestically whereas Alex Garland’s adaptation of Annihilation (Paramount Pictures) took fourth with $11 million flat. The John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s film starring Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Sony’s Peter Rabbit dropped a spot to third with $12.5 million, giving the family comedy three-week domestic total of $71.3 million.

The Ex Machina director’s second directorial feature Annihilation led by A-lister Natalie Portman received a C CinemaScore from movie patrons.

Fifty Shades Freed (Universal Pictures) rounded out the top five with $6.9 million. The finale of the trilogy brings its total to $89.6 million after three weeks.

Outside the top five, some teen romance Every Day finished in 9th place during its debut weekend, with $3.1 million. Here’s your estimated top ten for the weekend:

1. “Black Panther” — $108 million ($400 mil.)
2. “Game Night” — $16.6 million
3. “Peter Rabbit” — $12.5 million ($71.3 mil.)
4. “Annihilation” — $11 million
5. “Fifty Shades Freed” — $6.9 million ($89.6 mil.)
6. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” — $5.6 million ($387.2 mil.)
7. “The 15:17 to Paris” — $3.6 million ($32.2 mil.)
8. “The Greatest Showman” — $3.4 million ($160.7 mil.)
9. “Every Day” — $3.1 million
10. “Early Man” — $1.7 million ($6.7 mil.)

In milestone news, Fox Searchight’s 16th weekend of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Fox’s 10th weekend of The Post both brought in $1.2 million at 691 and 795 sites, according to the Variety report. Three Billboards, which received eight Academy Award nominations, has topped $55 million in North America. The Post, which received a Best Picture nom and Meryl Streep’s 21st Oscar nod, has brought in nearly $79 million.

Fox Searchlight’s 13th session of The Shape of Water, which has a leading 13 Oscar nominations, reportedly took in $1.1 million at 721 venues to go past $55 million domestically.

Next week Black Panther will have Jennifer Lawrence’s Red Sparrow and Bruce Willis’s remake of Death Wish to contend with.