It’s that time of the week again in which Flick Crave breaks down the winners and the losers at the box office. The winners of the Oscars will not find themselves apart of this discussion as the winners of the box office are usually the movies that find themselves absent from the Academy. Nonetheless, the winner of the box office so far this year did get some mentions at the grand show Hollywood last night in that of Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther.” With Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kaluuya, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, and Winston Duke attending the Academy’s showcase of Hollywood, “Black Panther” had some representation in person and at the box office, it continues to rake in all the money.
Walking away from the weekend with an additional $65.7 million which was 41.2% drop from last weekend. This weekend would push “Black Panther” total to $501 million total in the domestic market with an $897 million gross in the worldwide box office. A historic weekend for the film that honor black excellence in which “Black Panther” pushes itself into the top ten highest domestically grossing movies of all-time in the United States. It’s the second highest grossing movie for the MCU in the domestic market and is the official highest grossing origin story movie for superheroes. “Black Panther” continues to transcend expectations and continues to showcase the financial success that a studio can have when a new voice is given a platform to be heard.
The rest of the weekend was met with mediocrity with “Red Sparrow” receiving $17 million and “Death Wish” receiving $13 million. Luckily both of these films low budgets make that opening weekend feel less subpar than it seems, but the thumb of Wakanda continues to hold down the box office and doesn’t seem to be relinquishing its vice grip of the box office until Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” arrives this weekend. With a projection of an opening weekend between $50 million and $100 million, “A Wrinkle in Time” will most likely rank on top of the box office next week. However, when it's all said and done, I believe that “Black Panther” will find itself in the top five at the end of the year. Wakanda Forever!!!!