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Things We Saw Today: Black Panther Has Topped the Box Office for Five Weeks in a Row

Cropped image of Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa on one of Marvel's "Black Panther" posters

Marvel’s Black Panther has hit yet another box office milestone. It’s now taken the #1 spot at the domestic box office for five weeks in a row, a feat that hasn’t been achieved since James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009. And before Avatar, the last film with a five-week streak was The Sixth Sense in 1999. So this is a seriously rare achievement in the movie business.

It’s worth noting that Black Panther is not #1 at the international box office. That honor goes to Tomb Raider, which opened this week. But its continued dominance in the U.S. market still shows us what a box office behemoth this movie has been. (via USA Today)

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What news did you see out there, TMSers?

(Featured image: Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios)

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