Movie openings

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Black Panther

The Marvel superhero movie with broader cultural significance crashed into theaters over Presidents Day weekend and now rates as the second highest opening ever, with $242 million.

Good company: It trails only Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), and surpassed such blockbusters as Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220 million), Jurassic World ($208 million) and The Avengers ($207 million).

Casting power: The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, stars Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa, ruler of Wakanda, a technologically advanced society hidden away in Africa. The stellar cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya and Forest Whitaker.

Tweet storm: Even before it opened, Black Panther was the most tweeted about movie in the world, with more than 5 million mentions on Twitter, according to Variety. In second place: Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Tops at the box office

(in millions)

1. Black Panther, $242 (new)

2. Peter Rabbit, $23.1 ($54 total)

3. Fifty Shades Freed, $19.4 ($78.6)

4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, $10 ($379.6)

5. The 15:17 to Paris, $9.1 ($26.8)


New on Netflix

1. Bates Motel: Season 5

2. The Bachelors

3. Marseille: Season 2 (Friday)

4. Mute (Friday)

5. Jeepers Creepers 3 (Saturday)


Good Girls

To tap into the popularity of the Bad Moms movies, NBC has found three bad moms of its own: Retta, Mae Whitman and Christina Hendricks. In the pilot, fed up with trying to make ends meet, the three decide to rob a supermarket. The show debuts at 10 p.m. Monday. Created by Jenna Bans, whose credits include Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, the show will benefit from its lead-in: The winter return of The Voice.

Hot Ticket

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Where/When: Goodyear Theater, 8 p.m. Friday

Tickets: $46 and up.