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The Preview Reel: Game Night and Annihilation

Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, wherein we look at the week’s upcoming wide-release movies. Black Panther obliterated box-office records last weekend as it earned over $192 million during the three-day weekend, good enough for the second biggest superhero opening ever behind The Avengers (2012). That is insanely impressive, and the king of Wakanda is likely to continue his box-office reign for a while. However, there are two new challengers entering the box-office ring this weekend—the comedy Game Night and the sci-fi thriller Annihilation. Are either of these worthy of seeing instead of Black Panther again? Find out below.

Game Night

What we are excited about: It’s been a while since we have had a straight-forward comedy in theaters, and this could provide some good counter-programming to the movies we have been seeing lately. Apart from Black Panther, and the award nominated films, January and February have
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Here’s How Black Panther’s Box Office Compares To Other McU Movies

Well, it’s now official: Black Panther is a monster hit. Not that we had any doubt it would be, mind you. Especially not after those projections which placed the pic ahead of The Avengers for its opening weekend.

Of course, it didn’t quite manage to beat Joss Whedon’s 2012 effort in the end, but it did come awfully close. As was reported earlier today, Black Panther clawed its way to a monstrous $201.8 million opening weekend. For the record, The Avengers did $207 million, but again, that was 6 years ago. And, when adjusted for inflation, that number actually becomes quite bigger – $220.27 million.

In fact, IGN recently took a look at how T’Challa’s first standalone outing compares to the top 5 McU openings of all-time, once you factor in inflation, and here’s how things shake out.

The Avengers – $220.27 million Black Panther – $201.8 million Avengers: Age of Ultron – $196.75 million Iron Man
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Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Opens With Fifth Largest Debut of All-Time

Black Panther has set the box office on fire opening with a whopping $201.7 million, and a total of $235 over the course of the four-day holiday weekend. This marks the fifth highest opening weekend of all-time, and the best February box office weekend by far. For comparison on just how impressive Black Panther‘s opening weekend was, check out the top-ten all-time opening weekends.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $247,966,675 Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $220,009,584 Jurassic World – $208,806,270 Marvel’s The Avengers – $207,438,708 Black Panther – $201,797,000 Avengers: Age of Ultron – $191,271,109 Captain America: Civil War – $179,139,142 Beauty and the Beast – $174,750,616 Iron Man 3 – $174,144,585 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – $169,189,427

Adding to its record setting domestic total, the film earned an additional $169 mil in foreign markets, making its three-day total just over $361 mil. Black Panther opened bigger than almost every other Marvel movie, besides 2012’s The Avengers which was the first film to feature multiple heroes on screen.
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Chris Pratt Posts His Verdict Of Black Panther: “The Hype Is Real!”

Talk of Marvel’s Black Panther has swept the nation – nay the world.

Leading up to February 16th, the Ryan Coogler-directed spinoff began to establish itself as the must-see movie of 2018 – second only to Avengers: Infinity War. Box office projections were quickly adjusted, and though Black Panther became shackled with a great deal of expectation, Marvel’s Afrocentric epic delivered the goods. And then some.

It’s arguably one of the most accomplished McU movies to date (our review), with a nuanced and, crucially, believable villain set against the lush realm of Wakanda. And sure enough, Black Panther earned a staggering $200m-plus across its four-day opening weekend in North America. Those numbers will only continue to climb as time wears on, particularly as fans flock to see Coogler’s Marvel masterpiece piece three or four or ten times over. And it seems the director has even impressed Chris Pratt of Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Kevin Feige says Black Panther is the best movie Marvel has ever made

Marvel Studios has scored a major success with its latest superhero offering, with Black Panther proving to be a resounding hit with critics and audiences alike, propelling it to one of the biggest opening weekends of all time, and the second-biggest superhero movie launch of all time after The Avengers.

Speaking to ABC News in the wake of the movie’s monster debut, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has sung the praises of the film, describing it as the best movie that Marvel has made, as well as explaining why he believes it is resonating with the audience.

“The movie finished, and I looked over at Ryan, I said, ‘that’s the best movie we’ve ever made,'” said Feige. “Clearly you have anticipation from an audience that has never seen themselves portrayed like this before. Circumstances in the world have changed drastically since we started working on this movie four years ago.
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Alternate Black Panther Costumes Paint The Wakandan King In A Different Light

Marvel’s King of Wakanda is currently reigning supreme.

Coming out of its historic four-day opening weekend in North America, Black Panther‘s domestic haul now sits at an incredible $235 million for a worldwide cume of $404 million. And things are just getting started.

Buoyed by stellar reviews, not to mention the pent-up demand for a superhero movie with a predominantly African-American cast, there’s a good chance Black Panther could break $1 billion in the next week or so, by which point it’ll enter box office royalty. Only four McU movies have entered Hollywood’s exclusive billion-dollar club – namely Civil War ($1.15 billion), Iron Man 3 ($1.21 billion), Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion) and Joss Whedon’s The Avengers ($1.51 billion) – so we’re fascinated to watch T’Challa’s journey unfold.

Speaking of which, as some newly-unveiled concepts from Marvel’s Black Panther: The Art of the Movie reveals, Chadwick Boseman’s regal
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Thanos in Full Body Armor and Famous Voices for the Black Order Teased

‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Thanos in Full Body Armor and Famous Voices for the Black Order Teased
Avengers: Infinity War is finally bringing the Mad Titan known as Thanos into the mix as a true villain. He’s been pulling strings ever since The Avengers, but now he’s strapping on the Infinity Gauntlet and getting things done himself. However, all the footage we’ve seen of the villain (played by Josh Brolin) in Infinity […]

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Black Panther Made Even More Money Than We Thought

Well, it’s official: Black Panther is a monster hit. Not that we had any doubt it would be, mind you. Especially not after those projections which placed the pic ahead of The Avengers for its opening weekend.

To recap, Joss Whedon’s 2012 effort pulled in $207 million, which is a staggering amount, but it looks like analysts were right on the dot with their estimates for Ryan Coogler’s spinoff, as the initial box office numbers have now been adjusted. Yesterday, it was reported that Black Panther would finish the weekend with $192 million and end Monday off at $218 million – which was an absolutely incredible result. But today, those figures have climbed higher.

Turns out that the pic actually pulled in $201.8 million by Sunday’s end and once President’s Day Weekend comes to a close, that’ll reach $235 million – which means it’ll pass the Friday-Monday hauls of The Avengers
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‘Black Panther’ Crosses $201 Million, 5th Film to Earn $200 Million-Plus in 3 Days

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‘Black Panther’ Crosses $201 Million, 5th Film to Earn $200 Million-Plus in 3 Days
Black Panther” has performed beyond analysts’ wildest expectations, becoming the fifth film in history to score a $200 million-plus opening weekend with a estimated three-day count of $201.7 million. That’s bigger than the $191 million start for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and joins “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Avengers” in the all-time Top 5 for debuts. That comes after the film made a spectacular $60 million on Sunday, just a half-million shy of breaking the all-time record for Sunday totals held by “The Force Awakens.” Also Read: 'Black Panther' Explodes at Overseas Box...
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Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is heading for a stunning $235 million debut over the four-day President’s Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Monday.

Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has blown away its original tracking in less than a month. The film, which carries an estimated $200 million production cost, had been tracking to bring in between an impressive $100 and $120 million when first estimates emerged on Jan. 25.

Since then, “Black Panther” has become far more than just a popular tentpole title. Instead, it’s become a must-see event as it veers into record-setting territory. Thursday previews brought in $25.2 million, the largest Thursday night preview gross for a February opener and the second-largest preview gross for a Marvel film. The film has continued to shatter all projections since then.

On Sunday, Disney estimated that “Black Panther” would take in $218 million for Presidents Day weekend, then revised
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‘Black Panther’ box office blowout: A Presidents Day fit for a king (of Wakanda) with over $200 million over holiday weekend

‘Black Panther’ box office blowout: A Presidents Day fit for a king (of Wakanda) with over $200 million over holiday weekend
Black Panther” was expected to be a box office blockbuster, but even by those standards its Presidents Day weekend performance was a blowout. It raked in an estimated $192 million from Friday to Sunday and is projected to rake in $218 million total after Monday’s holiday receipts are counted. That gives it the fifth biggest three-day opening weekend ever, the biggest Presidents Day weekend ever and the biggest February opening ever.

The only four films that opened bigger were all released within the last six years. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) is on top with $247 million in its first three days, followed by “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017) with $220 million, “Jurassic World” (2015) with $208 million and “The Avengers” (2012) with $207 million. All four of those films finished their box office runs with domestic grosses over $600 million — “The Force Awakens” blew that away with a record total of $936 million (not accounting for inflation). And
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Chris Evans Thinks Black Widow & Captain Marvel Could Be the Next Black Panther

With Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther winning big at the box office, Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chris Evans says he hopes upcoming films like Captain Marvel and Black Widow can do just as well.

Scoring second-biggest opening ever for the McU, behind only 2012’s The Avengers, Black Panther is all anyone is talking about. Although there have been other superhero movies with black leads, Black Panther‘s impressive cast of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.
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Black Panther Doubled Justice League’s Opening Weekend At The Box Office

If we had told you two or three years ago that Black Panther would not only beat Justice League‘s opening weekend at the box office, but more than double it, you probably would have asked us what we were smoking. But here we are and that’s exactly what’s happened. T’Challa, who was arguably a B, maybe even C-list comic book character for years, has now blown right past any and all expectations to post a hugely impressive $192 million opening.

Not only does that give it the fifth biggest opening, ever – behind only The Avengers, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens – but as we just said, it’s also more than double what DC’s tentpole did back in November, when it opened to a severely underwhelming $93.8 million. Not that that number is bad in and of itself, but for
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The 'Black Panther' Revolution

Norman Jean Roy for Rolling Stone

Two years ago, Chadwick Boseman was in a movie called Gods of Egypt. It was not a very good movie. But in addition to its not-goodness, it also became infamous for whitewashing – casting, as ancient African deities, a white guy from Scotland, a white guy from Denmark and at least seven white people from Australia. Boseman, the sole black lead, played Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom and inventor of mathematics. Before the movie came out, an interviewer asked him about the criticism, and
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Box-Office Weekend: Black Panther Wins Easily

With an estimated $192 million for the three-day weekend, the latest entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU), Black Panther, easily topped the weekend box office finishing nearly $175 million ahead of the film in second place. This tremendous holiday showing also makes director Ryan Coogler’s super hero epic the second-largest opening in the McU to date (trailing only the $207.4 million brought in by Josh Whedon’s The Avengers).

The animated Peter Rabbit finished in a distant second place with $17.3 million, giving that film a two-week total of $48.2 million). Fifty Shades Freed fell from first to third, earning $16.9 million, which is approximately $60 million less than it made it its initial elongated week of release. Elsewhere, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle held onto fourth place for a second straight week adding $7.9 million to raise its nine-week total to $377.6 million.

Last week’s third-place finisher, The 15:17 to Paris, dropped all the way to the fifth spot,
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‘Black Panther’ Scorches Box Office Records, Sets the Bar for 2018 and Beyond

Marvel’s “Black Panther” (Disney) arrived with a record-breaking bang at the 2018 box office, outperforming pre-opening estimates for its three day U.S./Canada opening.

Check out its all-time records: “Black Panther” bests “Deadpool” by more than $50 million as the best February and pre-March opening weekends ever. It tops last year’s “Beauty and the Beast” as the best pre-May debut of all time. It nearly doubles “Furious 7” as the best opening for a black-directed film. It is triple the best previous record (held by “Straight Outta Compton”) for initial weekend of a film with a primarily black cast.

Those numbers will be re-counted when Sunday’s actual numbers are reported, plus the boost the movie will get from a four-day semi-holiday on Monday. And adjusting to an even playing field still leaves “Black Panther” remarkably (considering the month of release) among the ten best openers ever.

Ryan Coogler
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Black Panther Smashes Box Office Records with a Whopping $192.3M

Marvel's highly-anticipated Black Panther was already one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2018, with many expecting it to break box office records left and right over the President's Day holiday weekend. Early box office projections put the movie's opening weekend between $100 million and $120 million, but the movie managed to far exceed those expectations with a whopping $192.3 million, breaking the all-time February opening weekend record of $132.4 million set by 20th Century Fox's R- rated Deadpool last year. The estimate was also high enough to earn the fifth highest debut of all time, behind The Avengers ($207.4M), Jurassic World ($208.8M), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220M) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($247.9M).

Black Panther had already been making headlines for the past few weeks for a number of different reasons, one being the 100% Fresh rating it scored on Rotten Tomatoes when the first wave of reviews surfaced, although it
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Black Panther shatters records as it opens to $387 million worldwide

Marvel kicked off the 2018 superhero season this weekend with the release of Black Panther, and the film has shattered records on its way to a whopping $192 million three-day domestic weekend, and $387 million worldwide.

In the Us, Black Panther has shattered the previous three-day record February record of $132.4 million set by Deadpool in 2016, as well as its four-day record of $152.1 million. Not only that but it has also surpassed Beauty and the Beast’s three and four-day openings ($174.7 million and $188.2 million) for the biggest pre-summer opening ever.

Estimates for Black Panther’s four-day weekend put it at between $218 and $222 million, which would put it ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron for the fifth biggest opening of all time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and The Avengers. Should it manage to go a little further, it could potentially top The Avengers’ $226.3 million, to give
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Black Panther Claws Its Way To A Record-Breaking Opening Weekend

Well, it’s official: Black Panther is a monster hit. Not that we had any doubt it would be, mind you. Especially not after those projections which placed the pic ahead of The Avengers for its opening weekend.

To recap, Joss Whedon’s 2012 effort pulled in $207 million, which is a staggering amount, but it turns out analysts were pretty close with their projections for Ryan Coogler’s spinoff, as the film has now earned a wildly impressive $192 million and is expected to finish its 4 day President’s Day Weekend at $218 million.

That places it slightly below The Avengers, as that film did the aforementioned $207 million in just 3 days, while it’s going to take Panther another full day to break the $200 million mark. But still, this is an absolutely incredible performance for the movie and no doubt has the folks at Marvel Studios extremely happy right now.

Stunning New Images
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‘Black Panther’ Passes ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ With $192 Million 3-Day Opening

‘Black Panther’ Passes ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ With $192 Million 3-Day Opening
Black Panther” is making box office history this weekend as its opening weekend estimates have risen to $192 million over three days and a whopping $218-222 million over the four-day President’s Day weekend. If that result holds, “Black Panther” will pass “Avengers: Age of Ultron” for the fifth-highest box office opening of all-time, joining a top-five list that includes “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jurassic World” and “The Avengers.” Although the opening of “Avengers: Infinity War” in May is expected to push “Black Panther” out of the top five, it’s still an enormous moment not just...
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