Black Panther becomes third film to ever cross $700 million domestically


Box office round up

The box office wasn’t too surprising this weekend. The fantastic word of mouth off of Mission: Impossible — Falloutgave that film another solid box office while the utterly charming Christopher Robindisappointedslightly for Disney. It doesn’t have much competition over the coming weeks in terms of children’s movies so it could get some legs and turn into a sleeper hit for Disney.

Not that they need it. I mean, I’m sure they’d love more money and I’d encourage you to check out Christopher Robinbecause it’s a wonderful film full of Pooh Bear whimsy, but Dinsey doesn’t need that money. Case in point, Black Pantheris now the third film in history to cross the $700 million benchmark domestically. The movie is stillin theaters after a 25 weeks, which is a really long time in a day when theatrical windows are shrinking. The movie joinsStar Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million), and obviously is Marvel’s biggest box office domestically ever even if it doesn’t hold the opening weekend record.

Even studios that aren’t Disney have to be happy that the overall box office is up 15 percent from last year’s, which had an abysmal August. Of course, they kind of deserved it for opening the month with The Dark Tower last year.

1.Mission: Impossible – Fallout–$35,000,0002. Christopher Robin–$25,003,0003. The Spy Who Dumped Me –$12,350,0004.Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!–$9,090,0005.The Equalizer 2– $8,830,0006.Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation– $8,200,0007.Ant-Man and the Wasp– $6,188,0008. The Darkest Minds–$5,800,0009.Incredibles 2– $5,009,00010.Teen Titans Go! to the Movie–$4,860,000