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The comic-book movie directed by Ryan Coogler became the first film since James Cameron's 2009 smash Avatar to top the weekend box office five straight weekends.

As Entertainment Weekly reports, in the 31 days of its release, the Marvel Studios blockbuster will top $605 million domestically, making it the seventh film ever to exceed $600 million in North America.

The film is also less than $20 million behind 2012's The Avengers and is expected to become the highest grossing superhero movie of all-time.

Before Avatar, the last film to do it was 1999's The Sixth Sense by M. Night Shyamalan. The film is directed by Roar Uthuagg (The Wave) and stars Academy Award victor Alicia Vikander as the infamous Lara Croft.

Overseas, the film is approaching the $100 million mark in China with a $96 million total after 10 days, giving it a $577 million worldwide haul and a $1.18 billion global total.

Black Panther has plenty of staying power. There's a certain chance, though, that Black Panther will finally surpass Iron Man 3 (and then Frozen, if we qualify it) as the top grosser worldwide for a solo superhero release.

"Tomb Raider", meanwhile, is not performing as well as it might have in its opening weekend, recording a less than impressive $23.5 million from 3,854 theaters across North America.

Third place goes to the faith-based feature I Can Only Imagine.

Of course, the continuing success of "Black Panther" also didn't help "Tomb Raider". Made for just $7 million, The film stars Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins, J. Michael Finley, Priscilla Shirer, and Madeline Carroll.

Another new release, the Bart Millard musical biopic I Can Only Imagine, is apparently surprising box office reporters with its $17.1 million debut (and Box Office Pro only predicted $9 million last week, and only $1.5 million last month).

According to comScore, the weekend was down 50 percent from the same weekend in 2017 when Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" opened with a record-breaking $174.8 million.

Rounding out the top five was "Love, Simon", led by Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner, earning an estimated $11.5 million.


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