By Kevin Crust, latimes.com
The cultural, critical and commercial phenomenon that is “Black Panther” boldly marched through its third weekend, hauling in an estimated $65.7 million over the three days, more than triple the debuts of “Red Sparrow and “Death Wish,” according to data from measurement and analytics firm ComScore.
That’s the third-largest third weekend of all-time after “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($90.2 million) and “Avatar” ($68.5 million).
“Black Panther,” Marvel Studios’ latest superhero offering, directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, now stands at $501.1 million domestically. It also was robust internationally, racking up $56.2 million over the weekend to bring its global total to $897.7 million.