After shattering expectations in his opening frame last weekend, Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther tore up another $83.8M in 55 material markets this session. That lifts the international box office to $304M and the global cume to $704M. Overall overseas, the Ryan Coogler-helmed superhero movie is now running 40% ahead of Doctor Strange, 15% above Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 and 6% higher than Thor: Ragnarok at the same stage of play and in the same markets. Globally, Black Panther has become the No. 10 highest grossing title ever for the MCU, topping both Doctor Strange and Ant-Man.
The Wakanda wonder retained the No. 1 position in most markets, with holds particularly strong in Europe where he was down just 34% and moved into first position in Germany for the first time after being dominated by Fifty Shades Freed.
Overall, the session was a straight 50% drop from last weekend’s $168.7M offshore bow when comparing the full initial frame which began on a Tuesday overseas and included previews. Stripping that down to a standard opening frame and excluding the new markets this session, it’s a 42% drop.
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