Look! 'Black Panther' Tops The Box Office For The 5th Weekend Straight

20 March, 2018, 04:30 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • T'Challa in Black Panther and Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

The excitement continues about the riveting and top grossing film "Black Panther" and the success of its cast members, including the child-version of villain "Killmonger" who reportedly racked up a large sum of "moolah" daily.

The superhero flick was the number one movie at the North American box office bringing in $27 million this past weekend.

The Disney/Marvel superhero film has now earned a domestic total of just over $600 million, matching up to the record of "Avatar" in 2009 to hold the top spot for five straight weekends.

Warned Bros.' relaunched "Tomb Raider", with Alicia Vikander inheriting the role in the video game-adapted franchise, met domestic expectations and grossed an impressive $102.5 million overseas - a foreign-market appeal that should put the series in line for a sequel. It's poised to pass "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" ($619.8 million) for sixth place and "The Avengers" ($623.4 million) for fifth place on the all-time domestic list by the end of next weekend. "Tomb Raider" will have to settle for second place, earning a rather weak $23.5 million in what should have been its strongest weekend, as CBR noted.


Last but not least this weekend is "I Can Only Imagine", bringing in a better-than-expected $17 million in its first week out.

It stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel in the story of a teen trying to hide the truth about his sexuality from his family, his friends and all of his classmates.

"'Black Panther' continues to astonish as it shows incredible strength fully five weeks into its unbelievable run as it takes on another batch of notable newcomers and comes out on top", said Paul Degarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore. On the other hand, a solid $84.5 million in global grosses means that the movie will most likely end up in the black when all is said and done. This faith-based film only cost $7 million to produce, making this debut a blessing from on high.

Next weekend sees the release of Pacific Rim Uprising and Isle of Dogs, which will surely shake things up at the weekend box-office yet again.

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