Weekend Box Office Report: 'Black Panther' Dominates Box Office Debut
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- It was Black Panther running away with the box-office crown.
The action-adventure thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as the superheroic title character earned a whopping, estimated $192 million on its debut on President's Day weekend.
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That represents the fifth largest opening in movie history.
The animated holdover, Peter Rabbit, was a distant second with just over $17 million.
And third place went to last weekend's leader, the erotic thriller, Fifty Shades Freed, with just under $17 million.
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One other new attraction cracked the top ten: the animated comedy, Early Man, which took in $3 million, good for a seventh-place finish.
All told, industry-wide totals, thanks to Black Panther, were nearly double those of last weekend, and were also well ahead of the counterpart weekend a year ago.
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