Box Office: “Black Panther” grabs ALL the records, three day $195, since Thursday $225

box2Marvel’s “Black Panther” is winding down a weekend when it sets all the box office records. A big Saturday pushed the African-American cast and directed, African themed blockbuster into the stratosphere.

It’s in the $193-96 range for a three day opening. And since it opened with a huge $25 million Thursday night, it’ll be in the $220-230 range by midnight Sunday, depending on how many folks treat it like church and MUST GO today.

Summer blockbuster numbers during Black History month. Go figure. Pictures like “Ghost Rider” proved you can make your big money on a comic book adaptation in mid to late winter. “Black Panther” is setting the bar high for every other movie opening this year.

Comic book movie, that is.

It looks as if “Early Man” improved to a still awful $4.7-5 million weekend. Pity, because American kids play soccer and the movie’s another Brit delight. Take the kids!

“Samson” fell out of the top ten, barely clearing $2. Stories from the Bible isn’t what Pure Flix faith-based audience craves, it’s Christian victimhood. Another “God’s Not Dead” is on the way. Wouldn’t have hurt them to spend a little money on the thing. “Risen” was their goal, and nothing arose.

“The Post” stands a slim chance to be the only Oscar contender besides the REAL BEST PICTURE, “Dunkirk,” to clear $100 million.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” just cleared $100 million…worldwide.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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