|1.||Pacific Rim: Uprising||Universal Pictures||$28,003,000|
|2.||Black Panther||Buena Vista||$16,658,000|
|3.||I Can Only Imagine||Roadside Attractions||$13,837,495|
|4.||Sherlock Gnomes||Paramount Pictures||$10,600,000|
|5.||Tomb Raider||Warner Bros.||$10,430,000|
|6.||A Wrinkle in Time||Buena Vista||$8,044,000|
|8.||Paul, Apostle of Christ||Sony/Columbia||$5,000,000|
|9.||Game Night||NewLine Cinema||$4,160,000|
|10.||Midnight Sun||Open Road Films||$4,119,000|
Source: Box Office Mojo
The robots vs. monsters sequel did $28 million in US ticket sales. But overseas, “Pacific Rim: Uprising” made $122M, for a week one total of $150M worldwide. With a $150M production budget, it was a good weekend for the sci fi/action movie from Steven DeKnight.
Marvel’s “Black Panther” continues to dominate with another $16.5M. The film overtook “The Avengers” as the highest grossing superhero film with $1.23 Billion worldwide. When adjusting for inflation, it still holds the fourth spot domestically. It also has the fourth spot for actual number of tickets. But the fact remains, “Black Panther” is in very elite company, and performed better than nearly every projection.
Holding onto third place was last week’s opener, “I Can Only Imagine,” with $13.8M. The Christian-themed film from Roadside Attractions has earned nearly $40M on its $7M budget. This week, the film moved into top 10 grossing music biopics, a category that includes “Straight Outta Compton,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” and “Walk the Line.”
Animated newcomer “Sherlock Gnomes” opened in fourth place with $10.6M. The film features the voices of Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, and Emily Blunt, but fell far short of its $59M budget for its first weekend out.
Right behind in fifth place is “Tomb Raider.” The film dropped from second place, but added $10.4M to its two-week total. The video game adaptation scored $170M overseas, giving Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft a total of $211M worldwide.
“A Wrinkle in Time” dropped into sixth place with $8M. The fantasy/sci fi movie from Ava DuVernay has earned $73M in the US, and a total of $87M worldwide. “Love, Simon” moved into seventh place with $7.8M for a total of $23M in two weeks. Another Christian-themed film, “Paul, the Apostle of Christ” finished in eighth place with $5M. The film had a $5M production budget, so its not a bad opening. NewLine’s comedy “Game Night” dropped to ninth place with $4.16M. The film did surprisingly well with $60M in the US and $94M worldwide.
And new addition “Midnight Sun” debuted in tenth place with $4.11. The Bella Thorne/Patrick Schwarzenegger romance did not post international numbers, but will expand throughout Europe over the next several weeks.
Next week’s new releases include “Ready Player One,” “Acrimony,” “God’s Not Dead 3,” “Finding Your Feet,” and “Gemini.”