As expected, Black Panther dominated the box office but it blew away even the most optimistic predictions with the 2nd best opening ever for the MCU and the fifth highest opening of all time.
About the only thing successful from 1997’s An American Werewolf in Paris was the song “Mouth” from alternative rock band Bush, which was the song most used in the movie’s trailers and hit the top 5 of Billboard’s Alternative charts.
The first mega blockbuster of 2018 is here with Black Panther while two other new releases attempt some weak counter-programming.
A final challenge by it’s creator sends corporate and regular Easter Egg hunters into battle in the virtual universe of the OASIS in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One
A down and out Johnny Lawrence reopens the Cobra Kai dojo and begins teaching the same brutal techniques a former sensei John Kreese in the upcoming Youtube Red sequel series that takes place 30 years after the original Karate Kid.
After almost 15 years, Pixar’s superheroic family is finally back for The Incredibles 2 as Elastigirl gets a new gig from a business tycoon looking to push superheroes back into the spotlight, leaving Mr. Incredible on dad duty caring for Jack-Jack and his ever increasing (and unpredictable) powers.
The Rock’s first new movie of 2018 is an adaptation of the Midway arcade classic Rampage, where giant mutated monsters cause havoc across the world.
Night of the Living Dead and Silence of the Lambs take their rightful place in the Criterion Collection this week along with the returns of Pinhead and Hey Arnold, TV like HBO’s The Deuce and more.
Jumanji was finally pushed out of the top spot by the three new releases of the weekend, with Fifty Shades Freed taking the top spot but with the lowest opening for the trilogy.
Handpicked by director Ryan Coogler, Kendrick Lamar curated the soundtrack album for this weekend’s sure to be gigantic Black Panther, performing on three of the album’s songs, including it’s first single, and the only song with a music video, “All the Stars” featuring SZA.