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“Black Panther” Conquers US Box Office With Second-Biggest 4-Day Total Ever

Only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie earned more in their first four days.

Update: It turns out “Black Panther” actually posted the second-biggest four-day total in US box office history.

While estimates had the film earning $235 million over Presidents’ Day Weekend, actual data confirms the number at $242.0 million.

The figure tops the $241.6 million earned by “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in its first four days.

Only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($288.1 million) has earned more money within a four-day window.
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“Black Panther” utterly conquered the Presidents’ Day weekend box office in the United States.

Per studio estimates, the film will close the four-day weekend $235 million in receipts. The figure, which tops that of the weekend’s #2 film by a factor of 10, ranks as the third-biggest 4-day tally in history.

Only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($288.1 million) and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($241.6 million) earned more in their first four days.

Estimates for the three-day weekend were also adjusted up, with “Black Panther” officially crossing $200 million by the close of business on Sunday. Only four other films — the aforementioned two “Star Wars” movies, “Jurassic World” and “The Avengers” — have grossed more than $200 million in a single three-day weekend.

As for the four-day period, “Peter Rabbit” holds at #2 with $23.1 million. Its cumulative total now stands at $54.1 million.

“Fifty Shades Freed” slips two spots to #3 with $19.5 million (cume now $78.6 million), while “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” holds at #4 with $10.0 million (cume now $379.7 million).

Down two place, “The 15:17 To Paris” grabs #5 with $9.1 million (cume now $26.9 million).

— “Early Man,” the weekend’s only other major new release, struggled at the US box office. It earned a mere $4.2 million in its first four days. The film takes #7 on the holiday weekend chart.

“Samson,” which launched on a semi-wide basis (just under 1250 screens), takes #11 with $2.3 million.

Written by Ben Johnson

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Ben Johnson's tenure at Headline Planet dates back to its 2002 origins. He played a pivotal role in the publication's evolution into an entertainment powerhouse.

Today, he focuses intently on movie and box office coverage. He also contributes stories on alternative areas like pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.

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