Weekend Box Office: 'Black Panther' Scores Massive $111.7M in Second Outing

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Recently, Top Dawg Entertainment's Kendrick Lamar revealed his interest in playing a key role when Black Panther 2 goes into production.

Unsurprisingly, those second-weekend numbers come with their own set of records.

The Force Awakens remains the champ in terms of biggest second weekend domestically with $149.2 million, not accounting for inflation.

Overall, "Black Panther" showed strong staying power losing only 47 percent of its domestic audience from its record-breaking opening weekend.

While T'Challa (Black Panther) is not the first black superhero to hit the silver screen, Marvel Studios has gone out of their way to ensure he's the best.

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It also means the film ties Jurassic World for the second-fastest movie to reach that total of all time.

The much-discussed new Marvel film - which stars the likes of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o - has achieved one of the biggest-ever second weekend of ticket sales, earning an estimated $108 million in the USA, plus a further $83.8 million internationally. That would translate into a box office haul north of $600 million, possibly even higher than the $623 million brought in by reigning superhero flick champ The Avengers six years ago.

Black Panther follows Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa as he heads home to the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as king. ("The Avengers" occupies the top spot, with $623 million). But it ended up grossing $242 million in four days over Presidents' Day, making it the second-biggest debut (not adjusted for inflation).

Black Panther is now in theaters. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the film stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler.

The example often cited is the "Madea" movie franchise from Tyler Perry, which has made more than half a billion dollars across eight releases since 2005 - but with only one percent contributed from overseas markets. Despite falling to third place, the animated Peter Rabbit brought in $12.5 million to raise its three-week total to respectable $71.3 million.

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