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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This weekend saw two wide releases in the form of the Jennifer Lawrence-starring erotic spy thriller Red Sparrow and the Eli Roth-helmed, Bruce Willis-starring Death Wish. But, of course, as expected, neither took much away from Black Panther.

Black Panther came out on top on this one for the third weekend in a row, taking in $65.7M. While this is about $10M short from more recent projections, it’s still an admirable 41.2 percent drop from its second weekend. So far, the movie is encroaching on $900M, all but guaranteeing that it’ll be hitting $1B next weekend at the latest. And while this is the third weekend, enthusiasm still seems to be there for this movie, and I’m sure Marvel couldn’t be happier.

In second place, Red Sparrow comes in with an admirable $17M. Given its $69M budget, it isn’t too promising of a start, but considering just how hard of an R this movie is, and how dark it is, I get the impression it’s about as good as you could expect. Though while this does seem disappointing from my perspective, this is in line with studio projections. However, with its B CinemaScore, I’m not sure too many audiences are raving to their friends about this.

In third place, we have Death Wish, the remake of the Charles Bronson classic, only this time starring Bruce Willis. The Eli Roth film took in 13M in its opening weekend. The movie has a budget of $30M, and if we compare it to The Foreigner, it seems in line to make about as much domestically (though worldwide gross is harder to predict). In short, it doesn’t look like this’ll be a big moneymaker for MGM.

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The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 4, are below.

Black Panther – Disney – $65.7M
Red Sparrow – 20th Century Fox – $17.0M
Death Wish – MGM – $13.0M
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $10.7M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $10.0M
Annihilation – Paramount – $5.7M
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Sony – $4.5M
Fifty Shades Freed – Universal – $3.3M
Greatest Showman, The – 20th Century Fox – $2.7M
Every Day – Orion Distribution Company – $1.6M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 4, are below.

Black Panther – Disney – $121.9M
Operation Red Sea – Multiple – $63.0M
Red Sparrow – 20th Century Fox – $43.5M
Detective Chinatown 2 – Warner Bros. – $32.9M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $24.3M
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $19.1M
Fifty Shades Freed – Universal – $14.1M
Death Wish – MGM – $13.9M
Jolie Ch’tite Famille, Une – PATHE – $11.9M
Shape of Water, The – 20th Century Fox – $10.5M

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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, comScore

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.