#BOXOFFICE: “BLACK PANTHER” SPE-CAT-ULAR IN DEBUT
Without a doubt the weekend belongs to BLACK PANTHER, taking the top of the Box Office with $185 million from 4,020 theatres for Disney/Marvel. The Film sets a best for Superhero Films, earning a record high 97% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. Audiences loved it also with a rare A+ CinemaScore.
PETER RABBIT lands in second this weekend with $17.8 million from 3,725 theatres for Sony Pictures, a total $54 million earned over two weeks domestically.
FIFTY SHADES FREED after a smashing debut last week, finds itself in third with $17.4 million for Universal Pictures, a two-week total of $78 million.
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is in fourth with $8.1 million, a nine-week total of $380 million for Sony Pictures.
EARLY MAN debuts in seventh with $4.7 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films from 2,494 theatres. The Animated Feature featuring the voices of Eddie Redmayne gets 81% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
THE POST rounds-out the Top Ten with $2 million in its ninth week for 20th Century Fox, a tally of $77 million in its North American run.