‘Black Panther’ breaks record, grosses over $700 million in two weeks

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Black Panther continues on it’s massively successful path, clearing the $700M mark worldwide during the weekend.

Since the film’s release earlier this month, Black Panther quickly became one of Marvel Studios’ biggest success stories. It was the highest grossing film of Presidents’ Day weekend with a massive $202M haul. It broke yet another record when it grossed yet another $40M on Monday domestically. In addition, Black Panther has already become the month’s all-time highest grossing film in the States and a worldwide record for February may not be to far behind.

In its second weekend, the film’s domestic total rose to $400 million and a worldwide total of just over $700 million. It took “Avengers” two weeks to reach the $400 million mark. “Black Panther” did it in 10 days.

Imax, which is playing “Black Panther” in more than 60 countries, said people are paying to see the film more than once, a quality that the biggest of the big movies share. “This movie has very strong word of mouth and a deeply loyal core fan base, which are both necessary criteria for repeat business,” said Greg Foster, Imax’s entertainment chief.

The movie features a cast that includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T’Chaka, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Kilmonger, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue and Winston Duke as M’Baku.

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