Black Panther kept up its record-setting ways in North American theaters over the weekend, easily defeating a challenge from another Disney product, newly released “A Wrinkle in Time,” to again dominate box offices, industry analysts said.
The Disney/Marvel superhero collaboration took in an estimated $41.1 million for the three-day weekend, website Exhibitor Relations reported.
That bumped it up to a domestic total of $562 million in its four weeks out, making it the seventh biggest domestic release ever.
The film’s opening in China meantime boosted its international takings to $516.6 million, pushing its overall total past the $1 billion mark.
Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as the superhero king of a utopian if fictional African country.
It is now the first movie since Star Wars: The Force Awakens to top North American box offices for four consecutive weekends.
A Wrinkle in Time, a science fantasy adventure that celebrates diversity and powerful women, took in $33.3 million for its opening weekend. Analysts said that was something of a letdown for a big-budget Disney film.
Wrinkle has garnered mixed reviews.
The movie, about a search through time and space for a missing father, stars Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine.
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