'Pacific Rim Uprising' is new No. 1 at box office

28 March, 2018, 01:11 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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"Pacific Rim: Uprising" is in its first week, "Black Panther" has spent six weeks at the box office.

Legendary and Universal's Pacific Rim Uprising dethrone Black Panther at the domestic box office upon opening to a mild $28-M from 2,850 theaters over the weekend.

Pacific Rim: Uprising earned $28 million in its domestic opening weekend. Although the Pacific Rim sequel tops the US box office in its opening weekend, it still pales in comparison to the Marvel film. The film stars John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, the son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) from the original movie, along with returning stars Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman, and series newcomers Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, and Zhang Jin. That number lands Black Panther one of the seven highest sixth weekends in history. The film, starring Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Rob Riggle, was financed by the Boies/Schiller Film Group.

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' faith-based I Can Only Imagine, based on the popular best-selling song, held up well in its second weekend after an astounding $17 million opening last weekend. You can take a look at the top 10 below, courtesy of Box Office Mojo, and check back on Tuesday for next weekend's predictions. The superhero film has now made more than $690 million domestically.

It has now made US$630 million domestically; it will have to reach about US$676 million to beat The Avengers, from 2012, to become the biggest superhero film of all time, adjusting for inflation.


Fourth place went to newly-released "Sherlock Gnomes", taking $10.6 million. This is not terribly surprising since the first Pacific Rim did better in China than it did in the US but it remains to be seen how the movie will continue to fare both at home and overseas. The first film grossed $25.4 million by comparison, and Sherlock Gnomes is the lowest start for a wide-release animated film since The Star hit $9.8 million in November. $5 million in 1,473 theaters or $3,394 per venue.

With the $16.7 million included, "Black Panther" boasts $630.9 million in total United States earnings.

A week after its debut, a reboot of Tomb Raider (NYSE:TWX) lost 57% of its business to draw $10.1M. The "I Can Only Imagine" cumulative mark now stands at $38.3 million. It isn't doing much better overseas with another $2.3 million and just $14.1 million total in just 31% of global territories.

Disney's A Wrinkle in Time took another major plunge, down 50% and two places to sixth with $73.9 million grossed domestically going into spring break.

New release Midnight Sun snuck into the top ten with $4.1 million, while Steven Soderbergh's Unsane landed just outside of it with an opening cume of $3.8 million.

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