Black Panther crowned weekend box office champion!

Black Panther tops box officeAs expected, the new Marvel movie Black Panther has conquered the weekend box office. Meanwhile, the adorable comedy Peter Rabbit is obviously appealing to young and old alike, retaining its second place in its second weekend in theaters.

Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role, was the first place finisher at this weekend’s box office, earning an astounding $192 million in its debut weekend. Black Panther was the biggest February opening ever, and the fifth-biggest three-day weekend opening of all time. Our users love the film, giving it 4.1 out of 5 stars. It’s well on its way to earning a total of over $200 million over the four-day long weekend.

Super-cute comedy Peter Rabbit, which follows the adventures of the famously mischievous bunny Peter (James Corden) and his sisters Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki) and Cotton-tail (Daisy Ridley), held on at second at the box office. The film earned an additional $17.3 million for a domestic total of $48.2 million and a rating of 4.5 stars from our users.

Last weekend’s box office champ Fifty Shades Freed dropped two spots to third. Starring Jamie Dornan as Christian and Dakota Johnson as Ana, it took in an additional $16.9 million for a domestic total of $76.1 million. The film has a user rating of 3.3 stars.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is still going strong in theaters, as the film takes the fourth position on the box office chart. It took in $7.9 million for a whopping domestic total of $377.6 million and received a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from users on our site.

Rounding out the top five in its second weekend was The 15:17 to Paris. This film is based on the real life story of three heroes who stopped a terrorist on a train and is directed by Clint Eastwood. The movie earned an extra $7.7 million and now has a domestic total of $25.4 million, with a 3.5 star rating from our users. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. alicia nolan • February 18, 2018 @ 4:59 PM

    well what else is there and of course theres nothing else coming perfect timing of that release no competition
    likely planned that way so they can get off on the power

  2. alicia nolan • February 18, 2018 @ 5:02 PM

    oh are there any white omg no no
    you know its funny they portray the marvel people as heroes and yet every place around the marvel world they have individuals with all this great advance technology that they keep for their own empowerment putting on the fake mask of hers

    i know its a movie but just shows how selfish our though process is and how we use power not for true worldly good

    peace man

  3. A Nolan • February 18, 2018 @ 5:02 PM

    oh are there any white omg no no
    you know its funny they portray the marvel people as heroes and yet every place around the marvel world they have individuals with all this great advance technology that they keep for their own empowerment putting on the fake mask of hers

    i know its a movie but just shows how selfish our though process is and how we use power not for true worldly good

    peace man

  4. Anna • February 18, 2018 @ 8:31 PM

    There are white people in the film, is that what you’re asking, Alicia? Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis play pretty major roles. The rest of the starring cast is black, but that’s fair, no? It’s set in an African country and there are plenty of movies that have mostly (or all) white casts. I’m white and I enjoyed the movie, although there’s so much going on that it’s a bit hard to follow the story at times. I have no idea what the technology was that they had, other than the stuff that made him a superhero. However, Chadwick Boseman is absolutely amazing (he’s pretty much the only reason I went, he’s an incredible actor). And the girl who played his sister was also pretty great.

  5. Cin • February 18, 2018 @ 9:17 PM

    Alicia:
    Many analysts argue colorblindness as the reigning ideological buttress of a historically distinct form of structural white supremacy, color-blind racism. In contrast to slavery and legal segregation, color-blind racism is theorized as covert and highly institutionalized. As such, analyses of contemporary racial reproduction often emphasize the structure of color- blindness, particularly the habitual routines and discursive patterns of everyday white actors. Though invaluable, this work may conceal whites’ innovation in reproducing, revising, and at times resisting white supremacy and corresponding logics. As opposed to focusing on the structural elements of colorblindness, I elevate colorblindness as a culturally recursive ac- complishment grounded in an epistemology of ignorance—that is a process of knowing de- signed to produce not knowing surrounding white privilege and structural white supremacy. Qualitatively analyzing 105 family wealth analyses produced by white college undergradu- ates researching racial inequality and the wealth gap, I identify four epistemic maneuvers by which students creatively repaired a breach in normative colorblindness. Demonstrating in- novative means by which ordinary whites bypass and mystify racial learning highlights their vested commitment to maintaining and creatively defending the ideologies that buttress ra- cial domination and white supremacy. As such, this research additionally advises updating strategies for challenging whites’ colorblindness in efforts to advance racial justice. Get over it grow up open your eyes and God for bid if you have children .

  6. Karen C • February 19, 2018 @ 1:38 AM

    I just saw Black Panther! Wow, wow, wow! It was an excellent movie! I definitely will be seeing it again! Remember to watch the movie past the credits at the end.

  7. CDubya • February 19, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

    I haven’t seen it yet but Oh man, I cannot wait! Those haters who think it’s an all-black cast, just don’t go see it. Actually GO see it! Maybe you’ll grow up and see we are all equal and in the world of these superhero’s, equally powerful compared to their white counterparts. Heck, maybe even more intelligent too. But keeping people down means we cannot advance as a HUMAN race! Sharing wealth and knowledge is what will keep this world spinning in harmony. But for some reason people just don’t want that to happen.

  8. MJ • February 20, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

    Remember this just an introduction to Black Panther for those who do not know the comic book. You need to know his world and were he came from and so yes you would expect a Black cast there in Africa a world shielded from everyone. Marvel did it right and the next movie I am sure you will see a more diverse cast. But for now let the movie have its time for being an All black cast. We never see that in the comic world.

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