Black Panther Becomes Hollywood’s Biggest Box Office Nightmare

Black Panther movie has shocked Hollywood in a way no movie has done in two decades and it’s still shocking the world.

Disney/Marvel’s “Black Panther” is already the first movie since “Avatar” to top the weekend box office for five weeks in a row… and the 11th movie in 30 years to do so.

Forbes.com contributor Scott Mendelson noted that the MCU flick is “beating movies that presumed themselves to be tentpoles.”

“When Titanic did its thing 20 years ago, the “victims” were mostly smaller-scale studio programmers that weren’t necessarily do-or-die releases for their respective studios,” he writes.

Adding, “Yes, I too mourn the box office failures (never an absolution…) of Fallen, Dark City, Primary Colors, Deep Rising and Wild Things. But one of the reasons Titanic sailed away with the first one-third of 1998 was the relative lack of “big” movies in the opening months of the year. But what we’ve seen thus far with Black Panther… this is different. This is an entire pre-summer slate of would-be event movies getting steamrolled by one very big tentpole.”

Credits: Variety Magazine

 

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