'Black Panther' tops North American box office for 2nd weekend


Marvel Studios' Black Panther rules at the box office, adding yet another feather to Marvel's glorious hat.

In the movie's second week, the Ryan Coogler-directed flick racked in a total of $400 million.

Black Panther has crossed 700 million dollars at the worldwide box office.

1 movie in North America for a second, consecutive weekend, earning $108 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. Even more impressive is the fact that its second weekend haul is now the second highest second weekend for a film, only trailing behind only "Force Awakens". However, we are hoping for Black Panther to be the biggest superhero film of all time, which would mean it would need to beat 2013's Iron Man 3, which grossed $1.2 billion.

The story in the film shows how 'Black Panther T'Challa returns home as king of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a long-time adversary, in a conflict with global consequences.

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The new comedy Game Night opened in second place with $16.6 million. The film stars Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams as a couple who sees their weekly game night taken over by a murder mystery that might be more fact than it is playful fiction. Amidst the Bollywood dominance, the movie has opened to good numbers at the Indian box office.

"In some ways, what "Black Panther" represents is the culmination of all these different elements of African-American storytelling on a mainstream scale reaching that sort of level", Kohn said on IndieWire's Screen Talk podcast. That's a more-than-solid opening for any comedy, much less a comedy dealing with "Black Panther" mania.

"It will obviously now lead to all kinds of different sequels and could remain in the zeitgeist for years to come".

The principal cast features mainly non-white actors, including Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michael Pena.