'Black Panther' week two pulls in over $700 million worldwide

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It now sits on $400 million in total in North America.

"Just like "Wonder Woman" shattered the glass ceiling of females not being able to lead a box office charge, "Black Panther" should quell any future arguments that African Americans can't deliver the box office goods in a tentpole film", the analyst told AFP.

Overseas, the Wakanda epic bagged an additional $84 million this weekend to bring its worldwide total up to $304 million.

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The movie will open in Japan on March 1 and China on March 9.

That's the second-best performance for a movie ever in its second weekend. And it tied with 2015's Jurassic World in reaching $400 million faster than any film in history behind The Force Awakens. "It has become a cultural phenomenon". If the movie surpasses $413 million, which doesn't look hard at this point, Black Panther will rub shoulders with The Dark Knight Rises ($448 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($458 million), The Dark Knight ($534 million) and The Avengers ($623 million), Forbes reports. It was the highest grossing film of Presidents' Day weekend with a massive $202M haul.

The culture knew Black Panther was going to be special, and now we have the receipts. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, and Danai Gurira also star in the film, which was directed by Ryan Coogler based on a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.

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Opening in second place with a decent $16.6 million from 3,488 theaters is the Warner R-rated comedy Game Night.

In its second week, the must-see movie easily banked around $108 million at the box office. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the film stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler. The cast also includes Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris and Kylie Bunbury. Game Night received generally positive reviews from critics and a decent B-plus CinemaScore from audiences.

The science fiction tale "Annihilation" opened in fourth place, with $11 million. In two weeks the film has outgrossed every other Marvel movie except for the two Avengers films, and it's on pace to beat one of those by the end of next week.

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Peter Rabbit dropped one spot to third place with $12.5 million.