Blank Panther edged out Tomb Raider to top the box office for a fifth straight weekend.
Black Panther is the first to rule the domestic box office for that long since Avatar did over eight years ago. Titanic and The Sixth Sense are the only other two movies to do so, according to Forbes.
However, Titanic remained number one for 15 weeks and Avatar was for seven. T’Challa looks to lose the box office throne to John Boyega and his giant robot when Pacific Rim: Uprising opens on Friday. At least Black Panther didn’t lose its sixth weekend of fame to a Martin Lawrence-Luke Wilson comedy like The Sixth Sense did.
The 18th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie took in $27.0 million this weekend to bring its domestic total to $605.4 million. Black Panther is still the seventh biggest domestic grosser ever and is inching closer to moving up the charts. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and The Avengers are in Black Panther’s sights at $619.7 million and $623.3 million respectively. When Black Panther tops The Avengers, it will become the highest grossing superhero movie of all time domestically and Disney’s second biggest domestic grosser behind the number one king Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
Adding in foreign markets brings the total worldwide cume for Black Panther to $1.18 billion. It’s the 14th highest gross ever and sits right behind the $1.21 billion total of Iron Man 3.
Aside from Pacific Rim: Uprising, Black Panther faces the openings of Sherlock Gnomes, Midnight Sun, Unsane and Paul, Aposlte of Christ next weekend in the states.
*Box office estimates from Box Office Mojo *