Despite all the hype this is a very average Marvel movie that lacks a decent story. Good performances helps the film.
After a very good 4 weeks at the top of the Uk box office Black Panther givers up this week and falls down to number 2 leaving Peter Rabbit and Tomb Raider to fight it out.
The Will Gluck directed Peter Rabbit starring the voice of James Cordon easily made it to the top in the end with a weekend gross of £7 million.
Also making its debut is Alicia Vikander in the reboot of Tomb Raider which make a decent weekend gross of £3 million.
In comparison the Angelina Jolie first outing from 2001 took £3.8 million on its debut, with inflation the reboot is a bit of a let down.
Black Panther may have fallen to number 3 this week but a £1.8 million 5th weekend takes the film total UK gross to £42 million, its global gross is now nearly $1.2 billion.
The Greatest Showman continues to do really well and a 12 weekend gross of just over £1 million brings the films total gross to nearly £39 million.
Red Sparrow finished off the top 5 this week.
Despite a good attempt by Tomb Raider to derail Black Panther from the top of the US box office the Marvel mega smash manages a fifth weekend at the top.
No film in the US has spent this long at the top since Avatar in 2009 so this is kind of a big deal.
This weekend Panther takes $27 million which takes its total US gross to $605 million.
Coming in at number 2 this week, and the highest new film, is Tomb Raider, the new reboot following on from the rebooted games from a few years back.
Despite mainly positive reviews the film still only manages to gross half that of the Angelina Jolie movie from 2001.
The Alice Vikander version of the video game heroin takes $23.5 million on its opening weekend.
Faith based movie I Can Only Imagine is new at 3 and gets the highest per screen average on the charts and has far outstripped expectation, the film takes $17 million for the weekend.
Finishing off the top 5 is A Wrinkle in time at number 4 and sinking fast and Love, Simon which is new at number 5 this weekend.
Not a lot of movement on the UK box office this week as Black Panther stays at the top for a fourth weekend and the top new film is at number 12.
The last time a film spent four consecutive weekends at the top was July 2017 when Dunkirk did it, Black panther has followed a very similar path and that film went on to make £44 million.
Black panther this weekend takes £2.9 million which brings the films total UK gross to £39.8 million, it is the top grossing film of the year, it has also just passed the $1 billion mark globally.
Breaking outside the top 10 briefly, with a lack of any big blockbusters this weekend the top new film of the week is You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix which is new at 12 with a weekend gross of £288,344.
Climbing to 2 this weekend is The Greatest Showman which is having one of the greatest box office runs ever, 11 weeks in and its not left the top 5 and its grossed over £1 million on each of those weeks.
This week it takes £1.5 million, an increase on last week, which brings its total gross to an incredible £37 million.
The rest of the top 5 is filled with Red Sparrow, last weeks top new entry falls to 3, and then hold overs Game Night at number 4 and lady Bird at number 5.
Worth noting is the 2 big Oscar winning film saw mixed fortunes this week, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri dropper from last week while The Shape Of Water saw a very slight increase.
Four weeks on top for Black Panther and seemingly no slowing down for the African set Marvel movie as it smashes the half billion barrier in US grosses.
A fourth weekend take of £41 million for Black Panther takes its total gross to £562 million and joins Star Wars: The Force Awakes to cross the half billion milestone.
Disney can't be too unhappy with the performance of Black Panther but their new muched hyped film A Wrinkle In Time manages a number 2 entry with £33 million.
Reviews have been mixed for the fantasy drama which is reflected in its opening weekend which reflects Disney's last attempt at fantasy drama Tomorrowland from 2015.
New at 3 is horror film Strangers Pray At Night which opens to £10 million while last weeks top new film Red Sparrow falls hard to number 4, Game Night finishes off the top 5.
Still showing its dominance on the UK box office is the Marvel titan Black Panther which tops the chart for a third straight weekend beating Red Sparrow which makes its debut.
Now in its 3rd week of release the film still manages to take over £3 million which brings the films total UK gross to just over |£35 million.
The film is on track to be the second or third biggest Marvel film in the UK as its tracking slightly behind the two Avengers movies.
Highest new film of the week is the Jennifer Lawrence vehicle Red Sparrow which enters at number 2 with a gross of £1.8 million.
Still hitting the top 5 after 10 weeks of release which is simply incredible is The Greatest Showman.
The film takes another £1.2 million from the weekend which pushes its UK gross to £35.2 million, it is second to Black Panther at the top grossing film of 2018.
Game Night makes its debut at number 4 this week with just over a million for the weekend and finishing off the top 5 is Lady Bird.
Its Oscar weekend in America, not that it makes any difference to the box office as the Marvel smash hit Black Panther remains at the top beating new films Red Sparrow and Death Wish.
In its 3rd weekend of release the superhero film takes $65,705,000 which brings the films total gross to $501 million.
Highest new film of the week is the Jennifer Lawrence vehicle Red Sparrow which enters at number 2 with a weekend gross of $17 million.
Coming in new at number 3 is the Bruce Willis vehicle Death Wish, a remake of the Michael Winner directed 1974 film. The new movie takes $13 million from its debut weekend.
Last weeks highest new film Game Night falls from its debut of number 2 to number 4 on its second weekend on the box office.
Finishing off the top 5 this week is last weeks is Peter Rabbit which finds its self at 5.
Black Panther holds it reign at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend, but story of the week is The Greatest Showman which after 9 weeks of release climbs to number 2.
With no shock that Black Panther is number 1 on its second week of release it takes over £6 million for the weekend which raises its total to £29.5 million.
It is now the highest grossing movie of 2018 taking over from the number 2 film this week The Greatest Showman.
The Hugh Jackman starring film this week climbs back up to number 2 with a 9th weekend gross of just over £2 million, an increase from the last 2 weekends grosses.
For a film that was released around Christmas time it has shown incredible strength at the box office and after 9 weeks has taken almost £2 million each week, used to be the top grossing film of the year and had taken £33 million so far (£5 million was taken in 2017).
Highest new film of the week is Lady Bird which lands at number 3 with a gross of £1.2 million, Oscar night and good reviews could keep it around for a while as a slow burner.
Fifty Shades Freed is at number 4 this week while I, Tonya makes a new entry at number 5 with a weekend gross of just over a million pound.
As was widely expected the dominance of the Black Panther movie continued over the films second weekend in America with the film grossing again as much as the rest of the top 15.
With a weekend take of $108 million it brings the films total gross to $400 million in America and is challenging Marvels top grossing film, the first Avengers, it is currently ahead on the same point of its run.
Highest new film is Game Night at number 2, which takes $16.6 million for the weekend, the Jason Bateman starring film really was the runer up this weekend with all attention still on Black Panther.
Third this weekend was Peter Rabbit falling from its debut place of 2 which fifth is Annihilation from director Alex Garland and has had a troubled distribution and in the UK is getting a Netflix debut.
Finally on the top 5 is Fifty Shades Freed which has done better than expected taking $7 million on its 3 weekend but now falling fast.
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