Marvel released their latest superhero this weekend into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the shape of Black Panther and became the studios second best debut behind Avengers Age of Ultron the second Avengers movie.
A weekend gross of £17.7 million means the film is less than a million behind the multi superhero film.
The second Avengers movie went of to make just shy of £50 million so Black Panther could well go over that mark in the coming weeks, the first Avengers movie, Avengers Assemble is the top grossing Marvel movie at £51 million.
Falling to number 2 this week is Fifty Shades Freed which takes £2.7 million in its second weekend for a £13.3 million total so far.
New at number 3 is the critically praised The Shape of Water from Guillermo del Toro, a £2.4 million debut isn't hit top debut, Hellboy II: The Golden Army did better, but its right up there.
Holding on at number 4 is The Greatest Showman which has now been around for 8 week and is the top grossing film of 2018, so far, and has taken an amazing £30 million.
Finally Coco from Disney Pixar is still in the top 5 and has now taken £15 million over 5 weeks.
As has become the norm in the 10 years Marvel have dominated the Superhero movie scene when a new film is released is not only dominated it destroys all in its path.
This week Disney/Marvel release a new IP onto the cinematic world in the shape of Black Panther and it has become the biggest non Avengers film in the franchise.
Taking an incredible $192 million from the weekend is has shattered the record held by Deadpool for highest grossing debut film on a February.
Sticking at number 2 this week is Peter Rabbit who takes $17.2 million for the weekend and boosts its cume to $48 million.
Third this week is Fifty Shades Freed which falls quite heavy from its number one debut with $16.9 million for a $76 million total.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle has so surpassed all expectations its now looking like it could outgross Sony stablemate Spider-Man which before now was the highest grossing movie for the studio, a $7.6 million 9th weekend pushes its total to $377.6 million.
Finally Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 To Paris is at number 5 with $7.6 million for a total of $25 million.
Released on the 12th February Black Panther is the latest in the long running Marvel Cinematic Universe from Disney.
Black Panther turned up in Captain America: Civil War as one of the support characters and is seen here in his first stand alone film.
The BBFC have given the film a 12A certificate for moderate violence, injury detail, rude gesture.
BLACK PANTHER (12A) moderate violence, injury detail, rude gesture https://t.co/dGWRY8saOf— BBFC (@BBFC) February 2, 2018