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Weekend Box Office: 'Pacific Rim 2' Cuts Down 'Black Panther'

Weekend Box Office: 'Pacific Rim 2' Cuts Down 'Black Panther'

Pacific Rim: Uprising earned $28 million in its domestic opening weekend.

After five weeks atop the box-office weekend results, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther fell to the second spot in the weekend's top ten. Whether that will be enough for a second Tomb Raider remains to be seen.

Set 10 years after "Pacific Rim", "Uprising" follows a new generation of pilots of the first film's giant "Jaeger" military mechanoids - fending off enormous Kaiju monsters aiming to end humanity. This is not terribly surprising since the first Pacific Rim did better in China than it did in the USA but it remains to be seen how the movie will continue to fare both at home and overseas.

According to Variety, director Steven S. DeKnight's followup to Guillermo del Toro's mecha extravaganza earned a modest $28 million during its debut, but the national total pales in comparison to the film's global draw. Inevitably they meet a wee bit of resistance along the way.

Meanwhile, "Black Panther" stays solid on its sixth weekend, adding an estimated $16.7 million in North America (dropping 37.5%) and $12.9 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1.24 billion so far. That film rang up $37 million over its opening weekend and went on to gross $411 million worldwide before exiting theaters. 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. The film registered a B CinemaScore, well below the A- for the first film. And finally the highly anticipated animated film from Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs, opened to an estimated $1.57M from only 27 screens for a per screen average of an unbelievable $58k. But it has also sparked questions of cultural appropriation. "Tomb Raider", $10.4 million. 6.




"Paul", which earned $5.0 million from just under 1500 screens, takes #8 on the weekend chart.

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

A Wrinkle in Time is slipping away, down another 51% for $8 million in its third weekend. It stars James Faulkner as the titular Saint Paul and Jim Caviezel (who portrayed Jesus in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ) as Saint Luke.

Game Night had another good hold, down 25% in its fifth weekend for $4.2 million.

Midnight Sun is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed by Scott Speer and written by Eric Kirsten, based on the 2006 Japanese film of the same name. "Peter Rabbit", $28 million. 4. The biblical drama rung up only $5 million, well below the low teens that most predicted for it. That's huge for a microbudgeted film at $7 million.


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