Black Panther raises the bar for superheroes at the box office

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The Marvel venture starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan has proven to be a hit with both critics and fans (check out our review here).

Overall, "Black Panther" showed strong staying power losing only 47 percent of its domestic audience from its record-breaking opening weekend.

Surpassing Marvel's Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, Black Panther has earned the title of Marvel's 10th highest grossing film. It also delivered the second largest second weekend of all-time only behind 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

It is only the fourth movie ever to make more than US$100 million in its second weekend, joining "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", "Jurassic World" and "Marvel's The Avengers", according to Disney, which owns Marvel Studios. In two weeks, it has already become the fifth-highest-grossing Marvel movie and is about $9 million shy of taking the third spot by surpassing "Iron Man 3" and "Captain America: Civil War".

The Ryan Coogler-directed movie remained number one in the USA for the second straight weekend, during which it earned over $108 million in North American cinemas.

Rajya Sabha seats of 16 states to face elections on March 23
Five seats each are from Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal followed by 4 seats each from Gujarat and assembly poll-bound Karnataka. It is likely to win eight out of ten Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh, while the Samajwadi Party may get only one.

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1 - following his fiery BRITs performance - host Clara Amfo asked Kendrick about the possibility of landing a cameo role in the next Black Panther flick.

Annihilation opened in fourth place with $11 million.

Not only to they have to count the rapidly rising stacks of cash from the box office, but they also have to count the ways the new superhero smash is approaching several box office records.

The example often cited is the "Madea" movie franchise from Tyler Perry, which has made more than half a billion dollars across eight releases since 2005 - but with only one percent contributed from overseas markets. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Tuva Novotny co-star. Orion insiders say that's a win, considering the film cost under $5 million to produce. Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, Debby Ryan and Maria Bello star.

Fifty Shades Freed round out the top five with $6.9 million. Updated with revised grosses.

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