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Box Office: a�?Black Panthera�� Rules With $108 Million in Second Weekend

Disney-Marvela��s a�?Black Panthera�?is dominating the box office with an astounding $108 million at 4,020 North American locations a�� the second-highest second weekend ever behind a�?Star Wars: The Force Awakens.a�?

a�?Black Panther,a�? starring Chadwick Boseman, has now grossed $400 million domestically in its first 10 days. Only a�?The Force Awakensa�? has reached that milestone faster. Ita��s also grossed $304 million internationally.

The superhero film, the 18th in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, declined only 46% from its opening Friday-Sunday a�� underlining the filma��s massive appeal among moviegoers. a�?Star Wars: The Force Awakensa�? set the second weekend record with $149 million in 2015, and a�?Black Panthera�? topped the second weekends of 2015a��s a�?Jurassic Worlda�? at $106.6 million, and 2012a��s a�?The Avengersa�? with $103 million.

a�?Black Panther,a�? directed by Ryan Coogler, has caught on with moviegoers this month in a way that few other titles have in Hollywooda��s recent history a�� blowing past last montha��s tracking that showed it would open in the $100 million to $120 million range. Ita��s notched an A+ Cinemascore a�� becoming only the second Marvel film to do so a�� and has dazzled critics with a 97% a�?fresha�? score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyonga��o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya and Letitia Wright.

ComScorea��s PostTrack scores of the audience for the second  weekend show support among moviegoers far above average with 69% rating the film as a�?excellenta�? and another 23% as a�?very good.a�?

Warner Bros.-New Linea��s opening of R-rated a�?Game Night,a�? starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, finished a distant second with $16.6 million from 3,488 locations. The film is directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, and follows Bateman and McAdams as couple whose regular game night suddenly turns into a murder mystery. Critics have given a�?Game Nighta�? strong support, helping draw an 82% a�?fresha�? rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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