Black Panther continues to rule box-office, collects $65.7 million in three-day weekend

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Los Angeles, CA, USA Mar 05, 2018, 06.34 AM (IST)

"Black Panther" continued its record-setting run this weekend as it passed the half-billion-dollar mark in only its third week out of North America. With this, the film is now on its way to becoming one of the highest-grossing films ever, according to industry analysts.

As per a website based out of US, the film has reportedly collected an estimated sum of $65.7 million for the three-day weekend -- making it the third-highest weekend ever, trailing only after "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" that earned $90.2 million and "Avatar" with $68.5 million, according to a popular magazine. 

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The Disney- Marvel collaboration, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as the superhero king of an idyllic, fictional African country. The movie has some power-packed performances from stars Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya and Martin Freema.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence's "Red Sparrow" is second in position as it tells the story of Russian ballerina-turned-elite spy. In the third spot is MGM's new release "Death Wish," with ticket sales of $13 million. The thriller stars Bruce Willis as a doctor who goes vigilante after an attack on his family. The cast includes Vincent D'Onofrio and Elisabeth Shue.

Next is comedy thriller "Game Night" from Warner Bros., taking in $10.7 million. The movie, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, tells the story of six friends who get together for beer and games and stumble into a reality game where lives may be at stake.

In the fifth position is Sony's "Peter Rabbit," earning $10 million in its fourth week since release. The film, which mixes live actors with computer-generated animation, is based loosely on the children's book by Beatrix Potter.