Pacific Rim dethrones Black Panther in box office

Pacific Rim dethrones Black Panther in box office

Pacific Rim dethrones Black Panther in box office

To date, Black Panther has made $1.23 Billion world-wide. Pacific Rim: Uprising stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny. It has now taken in $38.3 million from just a $7 million budget.

"Pacific Rim Uprising" earned $28.1 million in its debut weekend to top the box office, according to comScore.

Though it opened with a softer debut than Guillermo del Toro's predecessor Pacific Rim, which saw US$37 million in July 2013, the sequel was enough to dethrone Black Panther in the superhero tentpole's sixth weekend. "Tomb Raider", $10.4 million. 6.

There's a new conqueror on North American box office.

All things considered, Black Panther still managed a respectable $17 Million domestically on the weekend, bringing its total to $631 million in the U.S alone.

Meanwhile, despite Black Panther slipping to second in North America, Marvel is celebrating a box office milestone with the Ryan Coogler-directed solo film having overtaken The Avengers to become the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time in the United States. Clearly, it's slowly starting to dwindle away but should get one final bump with schools on spring break.

Faith-based drama I Can Only Imagine (LGF.A, LGF.B) had strong legs in holding on to the No. 3 spot with $13.6M, followed by newcomer Sherlock Gnomes (VIA, VIAB) with $10.6M. Steven Soderbergh's Unsane, which he shot using only an iPhone 7 Plus (!), debuted with an estimated $3.8M from 2,023 theaters for a per screen average of only $1,907. To put the two films in perspective, "The Passion of Christ" opened at number-one back in 2004 after an $83M opening weekend, ' and the film went on to make over $611M worldwide.

Falling from second last week to fifth this time around was "Tomb Raider", a Warner Bros. adventure reboot starring Swedish actress Alicia Vikander as the fearless and ferocious Lara Croft. Like the recently released "Tomb Raider", its biggest business was in China. The R-rated ensemble comedy now stands at $60.8 million domestically and $94.8 million worldwide. Speaking of films with much higher expectations, Disney's A Wrinkle in Time fell 50% in its third weekend to an estimated $8M bringing its cume up to $73.8M. It isn't doing much better overseas with another $2.3 million and just $14.1 million total in just 31% of global territories.

Love, Simon held on reasonably well in its second weekend slipping 34% to an estimated $7.8M, bringing its total up to $24M.

Sony Pictures offered its own faith-based counter-programming with the biblical epic Paul, Apostle of Christ, which opened in eighth place with an est.

Unfortunately for Sherlock Gnomes, it doesn't seem likely to have the staying power that allowed The Star to quadruple its opening weekend.

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