Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘Spider-Man,’ Will Pass ‘Wonder Woman’ Today

Black Panther is the third-biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in North America. The MCU flick earned $8.1 million on its 11th day of release, down 77% from Sunday (Deadpool dropped 73% on its 11th day) and down 80% from its (holiday) first Monday (Deadpool took a 77% drop under identical circumstances. For the record, even if the film ends up only as leggy than Deadpool going forward, that still gets it to $619m domestic, or just over/under The Last Jedi. black-panther-trailer


Anyway, this puts the MCU action drama’s 11-day domestic total at $411.7 million. Yes, it is already past Captain America: Civil War ($408 million in 2016) and Iron Man 3 ($409m in 2013) to be the third-biggest MCU grosser.  And it’s pennies away from topping Wonder Woman ($412.5m in 2017). Once it tops Wonder Woman, presumably by the end of this sentence, Black Panther will be the fifth-biggest comic book superhero movie of all time in unadjusted North American grosses, behind only The Dark Knight Rises ($448m in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($458m in 2015), The Dark Knight ($534m in 2008) and The Avengers ($623m).


The Chadwick Boseman superhero flick is already the biggest non-sequel solo superhero movie of all time. If you want to play the inflation game, it’s still past Iron Man ($318 million in 2008/$407m adjusted) and behind only Civil War ($427m adjusted), Iron Man 3 ($448m adjusted), Age of Ultron ($491m adjusted) and The Avengers ($706m adjusted). Unless it’s leggier than usual or drops faster than expected, the Walt Disney release should enter its third weekend with over/under $437m.


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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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