Things We Saw Today: Black Panther Is One of Only Four Films to Hit This Milestone
Black Panther smashed through a number of records in both advance ticket sales and its opening weekend. And now, in its second weekend, the film will pull in another approximately $102 million at the domestic box office. Only three other films have pulled in more than $100 million in their second weekend: Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($149 million), Jurassic World ($106.6 million), and The Avengers ($103 million).
Blockbuster films typically have a massive drop-off in their second week, which makes such a lucrative second week less likely. Black Panther had an approximately 49% decline from its opening weekend, compared to a Marvel movie average of around 53% and The Avengers‘ 45%. And after its massive first weekend, that was enough to keep the film over $100 million. (via Variety)
- Avatar: The Last Airbender is getting a Blu-Ray release! The complete series will be available on Blu-Ray exclusively at Best Buy on May 1, and then in the rest of U.S. stores on June 5. (via Nerdist)
- Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson recently spoke to Collider about the significance of Annihilation‘s cast, which includes multiple women of color.
- Numerous women in children’s publishing have come forward to talk about demeaning or sexualizing comments made by Daniel Handler, a.k.a Lemony Snicket, after he signed a #MeToo pledge. And while a number of the women who spoke to PacificStandard “want[ed] to distinguish between his bad behavior and actions that are truly abusive,” they thought it was important to call out this behavior, which could still discourage or push women out of the industry.
- Your problematic fave Killmonger is getting a deluxe sixth scale figure from Hot Toys. (via Nerdist)
That’s all I’ve got for now, TMSers! What’d you see out there today?
(Featured image: Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios)
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