‘Black Panther’ still at the top, 4 weeks in


‘Black Panther’ still at the top, 4 weeks in

LOS ANGELES

T’Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in “A Wrinkle in Time.”

“Black Panther” took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office with $41.1 million according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving another newcomer in its wake. The Marvel and Disney phenomenon crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide this weekend and became the seventh-highest grossing domestic release with $562 million. Not accounting for inflation, it’s now passed “The Dark Knight.”

With a marketplace still dominated by “Black Panther,” Disney faced some stiff competition from its own studio in launching Ava DuVernay’s adaption of “A Wrinkle in Time,” which opened in second place with $33.3 million from 3,980 locations.

The new horror film “The Strangers: Prey At Night,” with Christina Hendricks, took third place with $10.5 million. The Jennifer Lawrence thriller “Red Sparrow” landed in fourth in its second weekend with $8.2 million and the comedy “Game Night” placed fifth with $7.9 million in weekend three.

Griffin to do new show

NEW YORK

Comedian Kathy Griffin is embarking on her comeback, some nine months after she provoked outrage – and lost much of her work – by posing with a fake severed head that appeared to depict President Donald Trump.

Griffin announced on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Friday night that she had just booked upcoming shows at New York’s Carnegie Hall and at Washington’s Kennedy Center – “Trump’s backyard,” she called it.

Griffin’s appearance on Maher’s show – and what she called her “small victorious announcement” – appeared to mark the beginning of her comeback, after the backlash over the offending photo last May badly hurt her ability to work. She also lost her longtime New Year’s Eve hosting gig on CNN.

Associated Press

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