*Yes, we’ve got news of Robin Thicke becoming a new daddy with girlfriend April Love Geary.
But FIRST …
Here’s the bottom line. “Black Panther” isn’t done setting records. According to Forbes, the Ryan Coogler directed film from Marvel earned $108 million on its second Fri-Sun outing, a drop of just 46% from last weekend’s record-crushing $202m Fri-Sun opening.
In terms of raw dollars, it is the second-biggest second weekend gross of all time between Universal/Comast Corp.’s Jurassic World ($106.5m) and Lucasfilm’s The Force Awakens ($149m). It has now earned $400m in ten days of release, which makes it the second-fastest grosser of all time (for now) behind only Jurassic World ($404m) and The Force Awakens ($540m).
Even if you adjust for inflation, it’s still only behind Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc.’s The Dark Knight, Marvel’s The Avengers, Jurassic World and The Force Awakens among ten-day domestic totals.
The Forbes article also adds this nugget:
“With Japan and China still on tap, Ryan Coogler’s MCU action drama has already topped $300m overseas for a $704m global total. It should be just over/under $900m worldwide by the end of next weekend.”
The bottom line is that “Panther” has already flown past “Man of Steel,” clawed “Logan” and outdone “Justice League.” Now, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ($714m) and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” ($709m) is well within its sights. Here’s the reality: “Black Panther” is well on its way to being the biggest solo superhero origin story/non-sequel ever. That is if it can get past “The Dark Knight” ($1 billion), “The Dark Knight Rises” ($1.1b) and “Iron Man 3” ($1.2b) to become Earth’s mightiest hero.
Get MORE of this story at Forbes.
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If you haven’t heard, let us be the first to inform you. Robin Thicke and April Love Geary are the proud parents of a new baby girl. She came into the world on Thursday afternoon (02-22-18).
The “Blurred Lines” singer posted a sweet video Saturday on Instagram, announcing the birth. “On 2/22 at 13:33 Mia Love Thicke was born,” Thicke wrote. “Thank you God and April Love ❤!”
Baby Mia is Thicke’s second child — he’s already a father to 7-year-old Julian from his previous marriage with actress Paula Patton.
Robin and April Love announced the name last month during a baby shower in Malibu.