Weekend Box Office Report: 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Conquers 'Black Panther'

28 March, 2018, 01:13 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • Weekend Box Office: 'Pacific Rim 2' Cuts Down 'Black Panther'

The original movie grossed $112 million total in China compared to its $102 million in North America, so Asia is once again driving the franchise.

Slipping one spot to number two, Black Panther earned another $16.7M this weekend, according to estimates, bringing its cume to a remarkable $631M putting it solidly at #5 on the all-time domestic box office list and officially becoming the highest grossing superhero film ever.

Although "Pacific Rim Uprising" managed to rise as a new champion on the chart, the movie opened with a softer debut than its predecessor which bowed to $37.3 million when it was released in July 2013.

DeKnight who took over the duty from original "Pacific Rim" director Guillermo Del Toro, "Uprising" stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Rinko Kikuchi. Critics gave it a 93 per cent fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, audiences gave it an "A" CinemaScore and Searchlight noted its opening-weekend audience was more than 60 per cent under the age of 30.

Time will tell of Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures feel like Pacific Rim: Uprising's box office is enough to justify another film in the series.

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising. The movie has become the highest-grossing superhero movie in the US, not adjusted for inflation.

Opening poorly at #4 was animated comedy sequel Sherlock Gnomes, which tallied $10.6 million for its debut weekend. The film is also performing well internationally as the worldwide gross for the film stands at over $210 million.

Universal and Legendary's Pacific Rim Uprising landed a respectable US$28 million (RM109.69 million) opening weekend at 3,708 locations. "Black Panther" also becomes the fifth highest grossing film of all-time, rising above "Star Wars: The Last Jedi".

"I Can Only Imagine" has emerged as the clear faith-based film of choice ahead of Easter, likely to the detriment of "Paul: Apostle of Christ", which took in $5 million this weekend for Sony's Affirm Films. Sherlock Gnomes, a follow-up to 2011's Gnomeo and Juliet, debuted in fourth place with $10.6 million, earning just a $2,895 per-screen average from 3,662 theaters, with Tomb Raider dropping to fifth with $10.4 million. "Black Panther", $16.7 million ($12.9 million international). 3. The film dropped 56% during its second weekend and just crossed $40 million domestically. "I Can Only Imagine", $13.8 million. 4.

A Wrinkle in Time, Love, Simon, Paul, Apostle of Christ, Game Night, and Midnight Sun rounded out the top ten respectively.

And the romantic teen drama, Midnight Sun, took in $4-million, good for tenth place.

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